Waikato Journal of Education

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Browne, J. (2022). New Zealand’s refreshed curriculum: Another promise unfulfilled?. Teachers and Curriculum, 22(1), 21–25. https://doi.org/10.15663/tandc.v22i1.390


Art disciplines such as music have continued to be marginalised in the curriculum, due to educational policies such as National Standards that have focused solely on numeracy and literacy. With growing concerns of a narrowing curriculum, there have been several developments in education, including the removal of National Standards in 2017, the introduction of the Creatives in Schools programme and a refresh of New Zealand’s national curriculum. Despite this, minimal resources continue to be allocated to primary music education, with the subject remaining underfunded and under resourced.


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