A Study on Early Childhood Music Education and Their Difficulties with Its Instruction of Early Childhood Teachers'Perceptions

Song, ju-seung;Chung, hae-myoung

  • 투고 : 2015.09.21
  • 심사 : 2015.11.12
  • 발행 : 2015.11.30


In this study, the investigator distributed total 100 questionnaires by childcare center teachers in final analysis. The purposes of the study were to examine teachers' perceptions of early childhood music education provided by childcare centers or kindergartens and also the difficulties they experienced with the instruction of early childhood music education and thus provide basic data to develop an educational program for early childhood teachers and search for a direction in early childhood music education in the field of education. The findings were summarized as follows: Both kindergarten and childcare center teachers showed a high perception level of need for and importance of early childhood music education. The teachers thought that early childhood music education facilitated the development of young children across all areas and promoted their pleasure and expressive abilities. Providing music education, the teachers faced difficulties due to the lack of musical knowledge, basic musical skills, and experiences with and confidence in musical activities. They also felt a need for teacher education.


Early Childhood Music Education;Early Childhood Teachers;Musical Activity


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