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ERIC Number: EJ1073433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
The Music Curriculum as "Received" by Children: Evidence from Cyprus Primary Schools
Stavrou, Natassa Economidou
British Journal of Music Education, v23 n2 p187-204 Jul 2006
This article reports on research investigating the "received" music curriculum as experienced by children and how this corresponds with the expectations of the official music curriculum. The research was conducted in Cyprus and the sample consisted of 1196 children in their final year in primary school. Results verify a huge gap between curriculum theory and implementation, revealing that knowledge accumulated during the six years of primary education is far distant from the over-optimistic intentions of the official music curriculum. Additionally, music was found to be one of children's least favourite school subjects, suggesting the need for a more learner-centred and process-orientated music curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cyprus
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