Initiatives in ...
Student Participation and Worldwide Music
ASPRINworld provides a portal into student participation and worldwide music, through the work of Roger Holdsworth.
This site highlights and provides access to current initiatives in
This page is the starting point for finding out more about:
It is also the home page for ASPRIN:
the Australian Student Participation Resource and Information Network
– "a cure for your student participation headaches".
Welcome to the wonderful ASPRINworld!
We also love to visit interesting places!
Check stories (and photos) of recent travels on our travel blogs:
(Uzbekistan, Istanbul, Paris, Luang Prabang)
(southern Italy - Sicily, Calabria, Puglia; northern Greece; Macedonia; Serbia, Montenegro; Croatia; northern and central Italy)
(Cambridge UK - for Student Voice Conference; Paris; western France, northern Spain - Asturies)
(Cambridge UK - for Student Voice Conference; England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland)
What We Do
1. Connect ...
is a small bi-monthly 'practice journal' supporting student participation (student voice, student engagement, student representation, student leadership etc) in primary and secondary schools.
Connect has been published since 1979 and will celebrate its 35th birthday at the end of 2014. It published its final print issue (#200) in April 2013 ... and is now published and available on-line for free!
You can also request a free subscription here to Connect's e-mail list to receive notification of e-issues as they are published.
All back copies of Connect are also freely available for download. Link here to an index of current and back issues and use this to browse for articles of interest. The live links will then take you to specific issues for free download.
Connect also produces a range of small publications about student participatory approaches, which can be ordered here.
2. The Global Village ...
is a weekly worldwide music radio program on Melbourne community station PBS 106.7 FM and digital.
Despite retiring in 2004, I work in support of many school, clusters of schools and other groups - particularly around student participatory approaches such as Student Action Teams.
I also work as a volunteer in support of the VicSRC, the umbrella body of Student Representative Councils in Victoria, Australia.