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Description - Creating a Musical School by David Bray

This book looks at two years in the life of the UK's first Specialist Music College - the Northampton School for Girls - and sets the development of this school against what we know about other schools often described as 'musical'. The author also sets out a wider context of local and national developments in education, and challenges myths about musical children and the idea that some children never succeed in music. This book does not provide easy answers but, in an entertaining and thought-provoking way, challenges the reader to think hard about the issues surrounding music provision in schools and to reflect on and help develop their practice. Foreword by Howard Goodall.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780193355880
ISBN-10: 0193355884
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 7-May-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Bray

David Bray has worked in primary, secondary, and special schools as a senior manager, class teacher, instrumental teacher, and conductor. He is also an Ofsted-trained inspector and was an LEA advisory teacher and examiner before taking up his current post as Education Adviser for Northamptonshire Local Authority.

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