ERIC Number: EJ790623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Music Education for Young Children in Scandinavia: Policy, Philosophy, or Wishful Thinking?
Arts Education Policy Review, v109 n3 p47-54 Jan-Feb 2008
The author discusses current policies, philosophies, and educational practices of early childhood music education in Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, and Sweden) and to what extent they meet the challenges of music education for young children. Nearly all children use day care provisions, and they are a governmental responsibility. The author reviews governmental policies regarding general pedagogical goals of day care and kindergarten in Scandinavia. During the last decade, teaching plans for preschool pedagogy were implemented and the author discusses to what extent the plans meet current challenges of music education. The author also discusses the challenges of teacher-training programs in light of current policies regarding music education in early childhood.
Descriptors: Music Education, Young Children, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Philosophy, Preschool Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
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