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Ukraine/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education  

8.3.2 Arts in schools

According to Governmental Decree Nr 1717 of 17 November 2000 relating to "State Standards of Primary Education", "Arts" was introduced as an educational sphere in the primary school curriculum. The Decree stated that: "Contrary to the traditional approach to the educational content in primary schools, when two relatively separate disciplines, Music and Visual Arts are taught, the educational sphere of Arts is directed to involve students in creative activities in musical, visual, choreographic, theatrical and screen arts. On the basis of such interaction of different arts, students will form a comprehensive artistic mentality, a system of aesthetic ideals and tastes, and a feeling of real responsibility for preservation of cultural achievements of society. It is reasonable to interconnect this educational sphere with other humanities (for example, choreographic courses can be integrated with "physical education"; elements of theatrical art – with "reading")".

In 2013, there were 1 473 art schools, including 1 194 in towns and 279 in rural areas (see Table below).

Table 23:   Network and contingent of art schools in 2012/2013 school year

 

Number of schools

Number of students

Total

including

Total

including

in towns

in rural area

in towns

in rural area

In all schools, including

1 473

1 194

279

343 822

310 726

33 096

Children's music schools

880

688

192

183 259

163 184

20 075

night schools of general music education

2

2

654

654

Children's art schools

121

120

1

23 609

23 566

43

secondary art schools

2

2

610

610

Children's schools of arts

443

357

86

129 812

116 834

12 978

Children's choreographic schools

10

10

2 351

2 351

Children's choir schools

9

9

1 405

1 405

secondary special music schools

6

6

2 122

2 122

Source:            Ukrainian Centre for Cultural Studies, 2013.


Chapter published: 05-06-2015

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