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ERIC Number: ED573443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Frequency of Preschool Teacher Education Students' Participation in Extracurricular Music Activities in Croatia and Slovenia
Blaškovic, Jelena
Online Submission, Journal of Educational Science and Arts v2 p112-120 2014-2015
Extracurricular music activities are those performed outside regular and obligatory school programme. Students' aesthetic education is the goal of art extracurricular activities. The point and purpose of these activities is to uphold favourable conditions for the realisation of various cultural-art activities through which the insight into different culture and art areas is gained. They are chosen according to one's own inclinations and interests. Extracurricular music activities are most frequently attended by primary and secondary school students in music schools, through choir and orchestra participation, and in cultural-art associations. During their higher education, preschool education students also have the possibility to widen their knowledge and skills within elective music courses. This work has examined the number of preschool teacher education students who had additional music education in the course of their primary and secondary education, as well as during their higher education. First and third year students of preschool teacher education, at teacher education faculties in Croatia and Slovenia, participated in the research (N = 707). The results have shown that Slovenian students participated in extracurricular music activities throughout their primary and secondary education more often than Croatian students. According to the Chi-square test (x[superscript 2), and contingency tables, Slovenian students sing in choirs, attend music schools, play in orchestras, and attend private music tutoring more often. It has been shown that third-year Croatian students attend elective music courses more often than Slovenian students.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Croatia; Slovenia