Teacher training in the field of Arts Education in Ukraine

Higher musical education is acquired at conservatories and academies of music at the following departments: upright piano, historical-theoretical, solo singing, choral or opera-symphonic conducting, orchestral string, wind, percussion and folk instruments. Teachers’ training universities, institutes of arts under classical universities have music education departments that train music teachers for schools. The Institute of Arts of M. P. Dragomanov National Teachers’ Training University opened a graduate and a doctoral training centers; it also has a specialized doctoral and Ph.D. theses defense council in the specialty 13.00.02 – teaching theory and technique (musical art). Music art can also be obtained at universities, colleges and schools of arts and culture.

Education through Arts

Improvement of arts education quality is connected, on the one hand, with availability of an extensive network of educational institutions and organizations whose activities aim at solving the foregoing tasks and provide access to education of various strata for the population and, on the other hand, – with improvement of the content and methods of teaching arts subjects at different educational establishments, as well as of training and retraining staff for this educational sphere.



The recommendations are prepared by experts of the Institute of Educational problems of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine in the framework of the second phase of the pilot project of UNESCO / IFESCCO «Arts education in CIS countries: Building Creative Capacities creativity in the 21th century» following results of the analysis of the current state of arts education in Ukraine and the prospects for its development, taking into account the provisions of the Road Map for Arts Education (Lisbon, 2006), the results of the 2nd World Conference on Arts Education (Seoul, 2010), Concept development of Arts Education in the Field of Arts and Culture of the CIS Countries. The recommendations contained proposals for the conversion of arts education into the fundamental resource for the development of the creative potential of Ukraine in the XXI century. 

Recommendations (PDF)

Priorities of Arts Education in Ukraine

In the current sociocultural situation, further development of society depends not only and not so much on material as on human resources, on how mobile vital activity of every personality will be, how amply and thoroughly his/her creative capacities will be unlocked. Arts education plays an important role in development of the creative spirit of man, the spirit of innovation. Culture of both an individual and society as a whole depends significantly on its quality. Art has an impact on intelligence, enriches the emotional sphere of the personality, and spurs development of the creative abilities.

Structure of Arts Education System in Ukraine

The provisions of the Law of Ukraine “On Preschool Education” (№ 2628-III, as amended on December 19, 2006), the state-run special-purpose preschool education development program regulate preschool education in Ukraine for the period until 2017. It is carried out at children’s preschool institutions of different forms of ownership (governmental, communal, and private) and of different types of educational institutions: crèche, preprimary school, kindergarten, compensating-type preprimary school, residential school-type children’s home, family childcare preprimary school.

Content of Arts Education in Ukraine

Musical art
The content of music education at different stages encompasses musical folklore, classical and modern music, Ukrainian and foreign musical art, which ensures both preservation of the national heritage and integration into the world culture framework.

State Policy and Legislation in Arts Education Area

The national policy of Ukraine in the area of arts education is regulated primarily by the Laws of Ukraine “On Education” and “On Culture", as well as by immediately applicable Laws of Ukraine, viz.: “On Preschool Education,” “On General Secondary Education,” “On Out-of-School Education,” “On Vocational Education,” and “On Higher Education.” The resulting regulatory and legal framework affords protection of the human rights to education and includes rules for its operation in the basic areas.