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ERIC Number: EJ790614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
Early Childhood Music Education in Taiwan: An Ecological Systems Perspective
Leu, Jennifer Chau-Ying
Arts Education Policy Review, v109 n3 p17-26 Jan-Feb 2008
The author examines early childhood music education in Taiwan through Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory. Factors in the microsystem level that influenced the musical development of children included adult perception of children, child-adult interactions, Taiwanese family structure, and the existing early childhood education system. The quality of child-parent-teacher relationships in mesosystem, the second level, had a noticeable impact on children's musical development. Exosystem, the next level, illustrated how insufficient early childhood teacher training in music influenced children's musical growth. The outermost level illustrated the educational policies and how the current practice affected Taiwanese children's music learning. The author gives recommendations to improve current practice of educational policies based on problems raised and discussed in the different levels. (Contains 1 figure.)
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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: Taiwan