A Survey of Music Education in the Primary Schools of South Africa's Cape Peninsula

  title={A Survey of Music Education in the Primary Schools of South Africa's Cape Peninsula},
  author={Anri Herbst and Jacques P. de Wet and Susan Rijsdijk},
  journal={Journal of Research in Music Education},
  pages={260 - 283}
We investigated the state of music education in government primary schools in the Cape Peninsula (Western Cape Province, South Africa) as perceived by the general class teacher. Since the first democratic elections in South Africa (1994), the entire primary and secondary school education system has changed drastically in terms of content, and general class teachers (not music specialist teachers) are now responsible for music education within the Arts and Culture learning area. We aimed to… 

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