Pulling the river: The interactions of local and global influences in chinese early childhood music education
Educators in China are facing challenges as a tug-of-war between local culture and global influences in Chinese early childhood music educations plays out. By exploring the situations of Hong Kong and Nanjing, the authors demonstrate a wide gap between policy and practice. The top-down policy from government officials is based on global views of education. It cannot work without providing the necessary support for teachers, parents, and children based on an understanding of local cultural beliefs. Four factors need to be considered in bridging this gap. The aims of the policy must be appropriate; resources necessary should be available, capacity of the practitioners has to be adequate, and the local environment should be carefully considered. © 2008 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Arts Education Policy Review
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Chen-Hafteck, Lily and Xu, Zhuoya, "Pulling the river: The interactions of local and global influences in chinese early childhood music education" (2008). Kean Publications. 2495.