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ERIC Number: EJ787516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
Early Childhood Music Education in Kenya: Between Broad National Policies and Local Realities
Andang'o, Elizabeth; Mugo, John
Arts Education Policy Review, v109 n2 p43-52 Nov-Dec 2007
The historical development of early childhood music education (ECE) in Kenya reveals the challenging circumstances under which it has, and continues, to progress. Poverty remains the most formidable hindrance to the success of this area of education. Multiculturalism, the mosaic that defines Kenya's rich heritage, also demands ingenuity from policymakers in formulating sound guiding principles that are inclusive of the diverse cultures inherent in the country. The key to addressing the challenges of ECE lies in strengthening the tripartite relationship between policy makers who are the authors of the current broad policies, the curriculum designers, and the teachers who implement the curriculum. Deliberate networking of their ideas and activities provides a way forward in propelling music education in early childhood.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya