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ERIC Number: EJ787519
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
Nation Building--One Child at a Time: Early Childhood Music Education in South Africa
Woodward, Sheila C.
Arts Education Policy Review, v109 n2 p33-42 Nov-Dec 2007
A brief examination of early childhood music education in South Africa, through an investigation of government documents and academic literature, leads to an impression that music is embraced in a broad framework of meeting young children's cultural and artistic needs. There is an overriding consciousness of the value of providing children with connections to their cultural heritage and instilling in them appreciation for one another's cultures and respect for diversity. More specific policy for each age level of early childhood in several governmental departments is needed to protect children's voices and to ensure not only that their musical heritage and artistic creativity are nourished and fostered but also that we listen to what they say through their music. (Contains 1 figure.)
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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: South Africa