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ERIC Number: EJ787520
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
Policies, Practices, and Promises: Challenges to Early Childhood Music Education in the United States
Persellin, Diane Cummings
Arts Education Policy Review, v109 n2 p54-61 Nov-Dec 2007
The United States has achieved nearly universal access to education and has witnessed a phenomenal growth in the number of children who attend child care programs. In addition, researchers and practitioners are making notable advances in the field of early childhood music. Many preschools, however, feel pressure to accelerate learning for young children to prepare them for high-stakes testing in the elementary schools at the expense of early childhood music programs. In this article, the author looks at policies that have impacted early childhood music education practices, examines challenges that No Child Left Behind and other policies present, and presents promising practices and future recommendations for early childhood music.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001