Summary: Art and Creative Development for young Children, 5E, 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 creative experience, art and the developing child, special nee ...show moreds and diversity, children's artistic development, planning, developing, implementing and evaluating art, integrating art across the curriculum, roles and strategies that facilitate children's artistic expression, evaluation and assessment. Edition/Copyright: 5TH 06
- More in-depth coverage of children with special needs and cultural diversity
- 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
- Revised and expanded coverage of art safety
- Updated information on creativity, aesthetics, and play including Howard Gardner's stages of artistic and aesthetic development
- Expanded discussion of developmental appropriateness as it relates to early childhood art programs
- Updated strategies for responding to children's art
- Updated information on art assessment
- Updated list of current children's books that focus on art or can be integrated with art activities
- Discussion of national art standards
- 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
- The process-approach was stressed to show its importance to creative development.
- There is stronger coverage of music and movement as they relate to creativity
- A more indepth discussion of computer technology aids teachers explainations of the importance of technolofy in chrildren's appreciation of visual art production
- Vignettes of real-life teaching experiences have been added to each chapter
Publisher: Delmar Learning
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