Music education in a time of pandemic

Fautley, Martin and Daubney, Alison (2020) Music education in a time of pandemic. British Journal of Music Education, 37 (2). pp. 107-114. ISSN 0265-0517

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In the first half of 2020, our daily lives, and music education, have undergone seismic unforeseen and unexpected changes as the Covid-19 pandemic sweeps across continents and communities. At the start of April, media reported that “half of humanity [are] now on lockdown” (Euro News, 2020) as the pandemic spreads around the world, leaving in its wake millions of identified cases of the coronavirus and a rising death toll (Johns Hopkins University, 2020). As a consequence of the restrictions imposed on freedom of movement, the changes to everyday life and to education have also been significant. Unesco (2020) reported that “as of mid-April, 1.5 billion children and youth were affected by school closures in 195 countries”. In this article we offer a commentary on these issues, and, as this is the British Journal of Music Education, we are focussing on the perspective as seen from events in the UK.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number:
4 May 2020Accepted
11 June 2020Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Covid-19, curriculum, assessment, teacher training, inspection, England
Subjects: CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE)
Depositing User: Martin Fautley
Date Deposited: 14 May 2020 12:38
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 17:02

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