Associate Professor Anne Power is a music curriculum expert at the University of Western Sydney and has conducted research on Enhancing Indigenous Content in Performing Arts Curricula in Tertiary Institutions through Service Learning in Indigenous Communities. She is known for leadership in the field of professional practice and is a member of the Centre for Educational Research. She is published in the International Journal of Music Education, British Journal of Music Education and the Australian Journal of Music Education. She is a former chair of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education and Vice- President of the Institute for Education Research. She is editor of Musicworks, the national journal of the Australian National Council of Orff Schulwerk and of Issues in Educational Research (IIER). Her work with service learning and disadvantaged students converges with themes of creativity. In a recent book Teaching for a Fair Go: Exemplary teachers of students in poverty, she explores creativity as a way of closing the equity gap. Her ARC research Enabling schooling success also aligns with themes around equity of access and social justice. Anne Power’s awards include the ALTC Programs that Enhance Learning in 2010; the Professional Teachers’ Council for Outstanding Service; and the Vice Chancellor’s award for community engagement.
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