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Arts in Children's Lives : Aesthetic Education in Early Childhood - 97 edition

Arts in Children`s Lives : Aesthetic Education in Early Childhood (ISBN10: 0205145671; ISBN13: 9780205145676)
ISBN13: 978-0205145676
ISBN10: 0205145671

Summary: The purpose of this book is to unify the arts into a holistic concept of aesthetic education for young children. Its aims are: to convince teachers that the arts are for everyone--and essential to the daily curriculum; to show teachers how the arts build children's interest, motivation and learning in all subject areas; to demonstrate how teachers can draw on a wide array of arts resources to enrich their curriculum; and to address the developmental appropriateness o
f arts activities and show how they support the goals of multicultural education.

The Arts in Children's Lives provides many examples of teachers who designed an arts-based curriculum and offers practical, concrete suggestions about evaluating children's growth in key areas of the arts: music and movement, art and craft, play and enactment.

Features:
  • Integrated approach to the arts includes music and movement, art and craft, play and enactment. Illustrates what an integrated, arts-based curriculum looks like and how it functions.

  • Practical examples, experiences and illustrations including:
  • The Child Artist at Work--chapter opening vignette.
  • Learning about the Arts from Children--end-of-chapter case study profile of a particular child or a class engaged in meaningful arts experiences.
  • Integrating the Arts--end of chapter feature with suggestions for high-quality arts experiences for children.

  • Samples of children's art throughout.
  • End-of-chapter book lists which encourage exploration of the arts.
  • Strong pedagogical features encourage reflection and assimilation:
  • Theory into Practice--Shows how theory and research undergird pedagogy.
  • The Artist in You--Provides perspective on how teachers' personal experiences in the arts influence their attitudes and behaviors in the classroom.
  • Situations and Solutions-- Presents several difficult, real-life incidents that challenge teachers' thinking and call upon them to apply what they have learned.
  • Individual and Group Experiences for Teachers--In class and out of class activities that are useful in building awareness of the arts in early childhood.
  • Separate chapter on family influences on the arts and guidance for teachers who wish to interact more successfully with parents around arts issues (Ch. 4).
  • Appendix of resource materials.
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Summary: The purpose of this book is to unify the arts into a holistic concept of aesthetic education for young children. Its aims are: to convince teachers that the arts are for everyone--and essential to the daily curriculum; to show teachers how the arts build children's interest, motivation and learning in all subject areas; to demonstrate how teachers can draw on a wide array of arts resources to enrich their curriculum; and to address the developmental appropriateness of arts activities and show how they support the goals of multicultural education.

The Arts in Children's Lives provides many examples of teachers who designed an arts-based curriculum and offers practical, concrete suggestions about evaluating children's growth in key areas of the arts: music and movement, art and craft, play and enactment.

Features:
  • Integrated approach to the arts includes music and movement, art and craft, play and enactment. Illustrates what an integrated, arts-based curriculum looks like and how it functions.

  • Practical examples, experiences and illustrations including:
  • The Child Artist at Work--chapter opening vignette.
  • Learning about the Arts from Children--end-of-chapter case study profile of a particular child or a class engaged in meaningful arts experiences.
  • Integrating the Arts--end of chapter feature with suggestions for high-quality arts experiences for children.

  • Samples of children's art throughout.
  • End-of-chapter book lists which encourage exploration of the arts.
  • Strong pedagogical features encourage reflection and assimilation:
  • Theory into Practice--Shows how theory and research undergird pedagogy.
  • The Artist in You--Provides perspective on how teachers' personal experiences in the arts influence their attitudes and behaviors in the classroom.
  • Situations and Solutions-- Presents several difficult, real-life incidents that challenge teachers' thinking and call upon them to apply what they have learned.
  • Individual and Group Experiences for Teachers--In class and out of class activities that are useful in building awareness of the arts in early childhood.
  • Separate chapter on family influences on the arts and guidance for teachers who wish to interact more successfully with parents around arts issues (Ch. 4).
  • Appendix of resource materials.
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Edition/Copyright: 97
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 03/26/1997
International: No

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