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ERIC Number: ED254319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Culture in the Swedish Preschool. Current Sweden No. 324.
Serious discussion of the status of children's culture in Sweden began 15 to 20 years ago. Today, it is increasingly realized that children need and have a right to personal artistic experiences. A report presented in the spring of 1983 by the National Council for Cultural Affairs on interaction between preschools and local cultural life prompted municipalities to invest greater effort in cultural activities at preschools. Another effect of the study was to bring about reassessment of training requirements for preschool teachers and child recreation leaders. Following the major expansion of Sweden's preschool system in the 1970's, discussion today increasingly centers on the content of preschool education. By bringing to life children's cultural heritage and traditions and thereby rooting children in their own environment, cultural activities accomplish an important end. Specifically, the aim of such activities is to integrate culture in children's day-to-day life by providing continual contacts with libraries, municipal schools of music, museums, theatres, and practicing artists, rather than by presenting culture as something apart from life. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Swedish Inst., Stockholm.