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ERIC Number: EJ906220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
Parental Expectations of the Swedish Municipal School of Arts
Lilliedahl, Jonathan; Georgii-Hemming, Eva
British Journal of Music Education, v26 n3 p257-271 Nov 2009
This article draws on a study designed to analyse parental expectations of the Swedish municipal school of arts (hereafter MSA) (in Swedish: kommunal musik- och kulturskola). The study is based on in-depth interviews conducted and informed by grounded theory. Although parental expectations are scarcely uniform, the study reveals a hope that the whole child will be nurtured, both musically and socially. It also transpires that parental expectations vary according to the activities offered by the particular school. The MSAs are administered and financed by the local authorities, and parents therefore expect them to be distinguished not only by their educational ambitions and the range of cultural choices available, but also by their democratic norms and values.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden