Art and Creative Development for Young Children

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 368 pages
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ART AND CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 7th Edition, is a comprehensive, must-have resource for establishing and implementing a developmentally appropriate art program. Written for pre-service and in-service early childhood professionals in child care, preschool, or kindergarten through third grade settings, the text takes a child-centered approach to art education. The book blends theory and research with practical applications as it discusses important topics and issues related to creative experience, including art and the developing child, special needs and diversity, and children's artistic development. Also discussed are planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating art along with strategies for integrating art across the curriculum. The updated Seventh Edition gives greater emphasis to communication with families, and includes such new topics as digital camerawork and the use of recycled materials in art.
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Contents

Creativity
2
Young Children as Artists A Developmental View
64
Art and Aesthetics
116
Providing Art Experiences
184
Roles and Strategies
254
Artistic Junk
301
Where to Go in Your Local Community for Artistic Junk
305
ArtRelated Books
309
National Standards for Arts Education
315
Multicultural Picture Books
317
Glossary of Key Terms
321
References
329
Index
343
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About the author (2011)

Jill Englebright Fox is a professor of early childhood education and the Director of Assessment at the University of Houston-¬Victoria. After teaching kindergarten and first grade in the Texas public schools for eight years, she received her Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education from the University of North Texas. She continues to be active in early childhood classrooms as a volunteer, a professional consultant, a researcher, and a teacher educator.

Robert Schirrmacher was an instructor with the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District. He received his Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Illinois. His experience includes teaching preschool, kindergarten, and first grade as well as teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. He has assisted in Montessori schools and directed programs for young children. Dr. Schirrmacher has served as a consultant to parent groups and public and private early childhood programs. As an advocate for developmentally appropriate education and quality care for young children, he has been involved in professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels.

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