The purpose of this study was to examine the trends of early childhood music education as they presented themselves from 1985 to 2010 in a major early childhood education journal, Young Children (YC). I reviewed all articles related to music and music education by analyzing the number of articles written per year, article content, and author background. I investigated the quantity and quality of the articles related to music and explored how early childhood professionals’ views on music in education had changed over time. My findings show that scholarship devoted growing attention to music’s role in early childhood education during this period, but that YC featured few music-related articles, tended to treat music as a support for the overall curriculum rather than as a subject in its own right, presented limited information on music education, and published few contributions by music educators.
"Tracing the Transformation of Early Childhood Music Education in Young
Children from 1985 to 2010,"
Visions of Research in Music Education: Vol. 22, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lib.uconn.edu/vrme/vol22/iss1/2