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ERIC Number: EJ787518
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
Music and Early Childhood in the Tristes Tropiques: The Brazilian Experience
Ilari, Beatriz
Arts Education Policy Review, v109 n2 p7-18 Nov-Dec 2007
Inspired by ideas that Levi-Strauss (1955) presented in "Tristes Tropiques", the author discusses music and early childhood in Brazil from educational, historical, anthropological, and sociological perspectives. She begins with a short history of early childhood education in Brazil, including changes in educational policies, teacher preparation, and recent statistics. Next, a brief history of music teaching and learning is followed by a discussion of Brazilian children's current musical practices. In this section, the author discusses teacher training, curriculum, religion, wealth, local culture, and the role of the media. The author concludes with suggestions for the development of both early childhood music education policy and practice in Brazil. (Contains 2 figures, 3 tables, and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil