The Education and Manpower Bureau of Hong Kong initiated a Five-year Strategy (1998-2003) for the implementation of Information Technology (IT) in schools. The year 2003 was crucial in evaluating how well this Government policy had been implemented. A survey was developed concerning the music discipline, with a questionnaire. This questionnaire was piloted by a sample of music teachers before being distributed to 1225 primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong. There are three main areas of concern in the questionnaire: a) application of IT in music teaching, learning, and assessment; b) IT music facilities/resources for the implementation of IT, and technical support; and c) IT competence of music teachers and professional development. Open-ended as well as closed questions have been included in the questionnaire. The findings will provide comprehensive and updated information about the present situation with regard to IT application in music education. Various practices and problems encountered through the integration of IT in music teaching and learning are identified to inform policy makers and teacher education institutions of future measures and possible pitfalls. Copyright © 2004 International Society for Music Education.
|Title of host publication||The Puerto Papers|
|Place of Publication||Nedlands, Western Australia|
|Publisher||International Society for Music Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|