In their own voice: the role of the Shape of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts paper writers in ensuring equitable access to quality Arts education in Australia

Baguley, Margaret ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0098-6378 and Kerby, Martin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4073-2559 and O'Toole, John and Barrett, Margaret S. and Grierson, Elizabeth and Dezuanni, Michael and Meiners, Jeff (2021) In their own voice: the role of the Shape of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts paper writers in ensuring equitable access to quality Arts education in Australia. The Australian Educational Researcher. ISSN 0311-6999

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Abstract

This paper examines the personal and professional experiences of the five arts leaders who co-wrote the foundation document for Australia’s first national curriculum in the Arts. Their personal and professional backgrounds, which were explored during in depth interviews, drove the complex collaborative process that informed the first iteration of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts. Though each couched their responses in the context of their background and arts discipline, they shared an awareness of the important role of the Arts in providing the analytical tools for children and young people to identify and subsequently challenge social injustice. The findings, which are presented as a group narrative using a Narrative Inquiry approach, reveal how the five arts leaders’ individual lived experience, disciplinary experience and expertise, and commitment to collaborative leadership informed their approach. It was one driven by their shared belief that all Australian students, regardless of their background, are entitled to a quality arts education.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online: 12 October 2021. Submitted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2021 02:25
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2021 04:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arts education, Australia, Australian curriculum, collaboration, national curriculum, leadership, lived experience, social justice
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390101 Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160201 Equity and access to education
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-021-00489-x
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43883

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