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Art and Creative Development for Young Children

Art and Creative Development for Young Children - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0766824089

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Publisher: Delmar Publications
Published: 2002
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Art and Creative Development for Young Children - 4TH 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0766824089

Robert Schirrmacher

ISBN13: 978-0766824089
ISBN10: 076682408X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 02
Publisher: Delmar Publications

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Art and Creative Development for young Children, 4E, written for early childhood professionals and those preparing to work with children in child care, preschool, or a Kindergarten through third grade setting, is a comprehensive, must-have resource for setting up a developmentally appropriate art program. This updated text takes a child-centered approach to art education. It covers the important issues of art safety, cultural diversity, special needs, developmentally appropriate practice and the role of technology and computers in the lives of young children. Full of child-tested activities and extensive resources for art materials, this text subtly blends theory and research with practical application.

Benefits:

  • NEW! New color insert depicting children's artwork ("Our World of Art")
  • NEW! Expanded discussion of developmental appropriateness as it relates to early childhood art programs
  • NEW! Updated strategies for responding to children's art
  • NEW! Updated information on art assessment
  • NEW! Updated list of current children's books that focus on art or can be integrated with art activities
  • NEW! Discussion of national art standards
  • NEW! Different approaches to early childhood curriculum development including teacher planned, emergent curriculum, and project approach.
  • Chapter objectives, review and suggested activity questions, and key terms list appear in each chapter.
  • Abundant class-tested activities throughout
  • Icons are used throughout to indicate age-appropriateness of art activities for Older Toddlers and Twos, Preschoolers or Threes and Fours, Kindergartners or Fives, and School-age children or Fives through Eights.
  • NAEYC icon indicates statements supported by the NAEYC position paper on Developmentally Appropriate Practices
  • NEW! More in-depth coverage of children with special needs and cultural diversity
  • NEW! Discussion of technology and computers in the early childhood classroom
  • NEW! Nearly 100 new photos have been added depicting toddlers, preschoolers and schoolagers engaged in art as well as their finished products
  • NEW! Many new child-centered art activities have been added
  • NEW! Key terms list in each chapter and comprehensive glossary
  • NEW! Information has been added in the following areas: brain research, the relationship between culture and art, eighth multiple intelligence, theory of contructivism, constructivist education and types of knowledge, and Vygotsky's sociocultural theory
  • NEW! Revised and expanded coverage of art safety
  • NEW! Updated information on creativity, aesthetics, and play including Howard Gardner's stages of artistic and aesthetic development

Author Bio

Schirrmacher, Robert : San Jose City College

Table of Contents

Section1: Creativity.

Chapter 1. Understanding Creativity.
Chapter 2. Creative Thinking.
Chapter 3. Creative Experiences.


Section2: Young Children as Artist: A Developmental View.

Chapter 4. Art and the Developing Child.
Chapter 5. Special Needs and Cultural Diversity.
Chapter 6. Children's Artistic Development.


Section3: Art and Aesthetics.

Chapter 7. The Elements of Art.
Chapter 8. Aesthetics.
Chapter 9. Sensory Experiences.
Chapter 10. The Complete Early Childhood Art Program.


Section4: Providing Art Experiences.

Chapter 11. Child-Centered Art vs. Teacher-Directed Projects.
Chapter 12. Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Art.
Chapter 13. Integrating Art Across the Early Childhood Curriculum.
Chapter 14. The Art Center.


Section5: Roles and Strategies.

Chapter 15. Roles and Strategies That Facilitate Children's Artistic Expression.
Chapter 16. Responding to Children's Art.
Chapter 17. Art Assessment.


Appendices:

Appendix A. Artistic Junk.
Appendix B. Where to Go in Your Local Community for Artistic Junk.
Appendix C. Art Resources.
Appendix D. Catalogues.
Appendix E. Art-Related Books.
Appendix F. Professional Organizations.


Glossary.
References.
Index.

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