Education Curriculum Development: Perspectives, Challenges and Future Directions


Marco Jutila (Editor)

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU007000

Education Curriculum Development: Perspectives, Challenges and Future Directions first reviews the process of music curriculum reform in different stages marked by the various versions of the National Standardized Music Syllabi. Particularly, the authors focus on the values of the new music curriculum and how they lead to quality education.

A study is presented examining: students’ perceptions of creativity and creativity education, their perceptions of learning creativity in school music lessons, and their attitudes toward creative music and arts activities carried out in the school music curriculum.
Continuing, the authors explore the idea that the Japanese school curriculum system that was established after the war within the paradigm of internationalization is facing difficulties due to the progress of globalization.

This compilation also examines international students´ learning experiences in Finnish comprehensive school through a study based on the observation portfolios of 23 international student teachers during the first term of their undergraduate studies in Finland.

The pedagogical aspects of health are addressed, specifically how to shape nutritional habits of elementary school students and how to systematically deepen the knowledge about healthy nutrition through the implementation of nutrition education programs. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. A Review of Music Curriculum Reforms in Mainland China in the Twenty-First Century
(Wang Miao, School of Art and Architecture, New Campus of Central South University, Yuelu District, Changsha, Hunan, China)

Chapter 2. Challenges for Creativity and the Arts in School Music Education Curriculum Development in Hong Kong, China
(Wai-Chung Ho, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China)

Chapter 3. The Transition from Internationalization to Globalization: Japanese Curriculum Reforms in the Twenty-First Century
(Yuri Ishii, Faculty of Education, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan)

Chapter 4. Nurturing Responsible Citizens: Pedagogical Practice in Teaching Ethical Reasoning
(Shun-hing Chan, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)

Chapter 5. Concepts of Finnish Education: African Student Teacher Reflections at the Cultural Cross-Roads
(Brita Somerkoski and Päivi Granö, Department of Teacher Education, University of Turku, Rauma, Finland)

Chapter 6. Design of Nutrition Education Program for Elementary Schools in the Czech Republic: An Effective Education Curriculum Instrument
(Jana Kočí, PhD, and Martin Chvál, PhD, Faculty of Education, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)


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