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Universities shut courses for music teachers

The closure of teacher training courses for secondary-level music at 10 universities has “undermined” the importance of research-led teaching, a report has claimed.

Between 2011 and the current recruitment cycle for the 2019-20 academic year, 10 universities, including members of the research-intensive Russell Group, shut their music courses for secondary-level teacher trainees. The number of trainees entering courses for secondary music has dropped by about 500 since 2011, data in the report showed.

The list consists of the University of Buckingham; Durham University; Edge Hill University; the University of Greenwich; Goldsmiths, University of London; London Metropolitan University; the Open University; Oxford Brookes University; the University of Southampton and another unnamed institution.

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