Creative Art and Activities: Print Making

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Cengage Learning, Oct 1, 2003 - Education - 6 pages
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PERFECT FOR THE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL, NEW TEACHERS AND GRADUATING EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION STUDENTS AND PARENTS ALIKE. The focus of Creative Arts and Activities is on the creative process in art as well in subjects throughout the curriculum. It is written for individuals who want to know more about creative children, creative teaching and creative activities for children age two through grade 5. Beginning with the concept of creativity and aesthetics it covers the development of art and the basic developmental stages in art. The author has included two- and three-dimensional art activities, as well as creative activities, as well as creative activities across the entire curriculum. The material is presented in a concise, easy-to-read format designed for use by busy teachers, care givers and parents. In an effort to broaden the reader's views, the author has included sections entitled This One's for You and Food for Thought, aimed giving the reader even more thought provoking concepts as they relate to each chapter.

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Mary Mayesky, Ph.D., is a certified preschool, elementary, and secondary teacher. She is a former professor in the Program in Education at Duke University, former director of the Early Childhood Certification Program, and supervisor of student teachers. She has served as assistant director for programs in the Office of Day Services, Department of Human Resources, State of North Carolina. She is also the former principal of the Mary E. Phillips Magnet School in Raleigh, North Carolina, the first licensed extended day magnet in the Southeast. She has served several terms on the North Carolina Day Care Commission and on the Wake County School Board. Dr. Mayesky has worked in Head Start, child care, kindergarten, and YWCA early childhood programs and has taught kindergarten through grade 8 in the public schools. She has written extensively for professional journals and for general-circulation magazines in the areas of child development and curriculum design. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was named Woman of the Year in Education by the North Carolina Academy of the YWCA. Her other honors include being named Outstanding Young Educator by the Duke University Research Council, receiving the American Association of School Administrators Research Award, and being nominated for the Duke University Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award.

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