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ERIC Number: EJ787515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
Early Childhood Music Education in England: Changes, Choices, and Challenges
Young, Susan
Arts Education Policy Review, v109 n2 p19-26 Nov-Dec 2007
Early childhood provision in England is undergoing a period of expansion and change. Policy for English early years education and care is based on principles of serving children in need rather than entitlement for all. The result is a two-tier system of private and state provision. Music has benefited from this increase in interest and investment. There is a range of professionals from varying backgrounds and organizations who provide early years music instruction. However, in the absence of stipulated qualifications, systems of accountability, or quality assurance, practice is variable. New practice guidance, setting standards for learning, development, and care from birth to five years of age, will soon be introduced. The author discusses this guidance, addressing both its shortcomings and potential for positive change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)