THE INTRODUCTION OF EXPRESSIVE ARTS IN THE FORMAL EDUCATION SYLLABUS

Where
Eswatini
When
2020
Who
Ministry of Education and Training
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Expressive arts comprises of four art forms; drama, dance, music and visual arts is aimed at developing a new generation of artists with new opportunities in the creative sector. The new syllabus provides learners with the opportunity to explore the kingdom's social and cultural values and develop an understanding of how arts reflect the country's history and contribute to its culture and creativity. expressive arts seeks to stimulate a lifelong interest, and involvement with, a variety of creative activities

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The syllabus has only been introduced two years ago into the national formal education. it has been scheduled for 2hours per week for pupils in grade 1 and 2. though with no evaluation undertaken by the Council and Ministry concern, there are signs of increased arts activities in most spaces across the kingdom, especially by pupils in grade 1 and 2. Music rehearsals rooms are receiving new faces who seemed to have new interests in the arts. Though there is no direct link but there is a growing number of young persons taking interests in arts activities.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

With no direct funding allocated to this measure, but through the National Budget allocated to the Ministry of Education and Training, this measure has benefitted from such.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
National Curriculum Centre
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

The National Curriculum Centre in collaboration with the Eswatini National Council of Arts and Culture have been working on developing this measure for the purposes of introducing arts into the formal education system. However the absence of the Inter Ministerial cooperation seems to frustrate these development. while introducing this measure, it transpired that there are no qualified educators to teach the new syllabus. There is a need for establishment of a training facility for arts educators and also arts department in the tertiary institution to offer varies training in the creative.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Music
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Transversal Priority(ies)
Youth