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Free access to the concert hall: widening university students’ participation in extracurricular activity?

Peiser, G and Stanley, G (2019) Free access to the concert hall: widening university students’ participation in extracurricular activity? British Journal of Music Education, 37 (1). pp. 43-54. ISSN 1469-2104

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Abstract

The role of extracurricular activity in higher education is receiving increasing international attention as a means for developing social and cultural resources for steering social and employment networks. The focus of this paper is on a post-1992 English university partnership with an orchestra, enabling students to attend free concerts. The initiative aspired to extend the student experience, break down barriers, and encourage students to try a new musical experience. This study explores students’ experiences and contrasts these with the aspirations of the vice-chancellor. In view of studies establishing relationships between extracurricular activity and inequality of opportunity, this paper also investigates whether financial subsidies widen participation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy, 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing, 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Education
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2019 09:30
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2021 12:45
DOI or Identification number: 10.1017/S0265051719000160
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10587

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