As an preliminary step to address this challenge, this paper aims to establish the values and beliefs of early childhood educators regarding their use of music. This will enable for a clearer and deeper understanding of the factors that facilitate or constrain the usage of music in early childhood training and care programming. Governments internationally (Schober and Stahl, 2014; Department for Education, 2015) have focused on measuring and selling entry to quality early education and care; a growth largely pushed by the OECD. Australia isn’t any exception to this with the Council of Australian Governments agreeing in 2009 to a National Early Childhood Development Strategy entitled Investing in the early years (Council of Australian Governments, 2009).
However, these outcomes ought to be interpreted with warning as they had been demonstrated to be developments solely and not statistically dependable relationships. To investigate which factors could influence educators’ common beliefs and values … Read More