Journal article

Beliefs and Values About Music in Early Childhood Education and Care: Perspectives From Practitioners.

Margaret S Barrett, Libby M Flynn, Joanne E Brown, Graham F Welch

Front Psychol | Frontiers Media SA | Published : 2019

Abstract

This paper reports the findings of a study that aimed to identify the music beliefs and values of educators in early childhood education and care settings in Australia. The aims of the study were 2-fold: to adapt and pilot a survey of music beliefs and values which might be implemented subsequently nationally in childcare settings; and, secondly, to identify the music beliefs and values held by early childhood and care educators concerning music in children's learning. The research questions that guided this component of the study were: What is the profile of early childhood and care educators? What beliefs and values for music engagement are held by early childhood and care educators? What ..

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