Art and Creative Development for Young Children / Edition 7

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Written for pre-service and in-service early childhood professionals in child care, preschool, or kindergarten through third grade settings, ART AND CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 7th Edition, takes a child-centered approach to art education. Updated throughout, the book includes an in-depth discussion of technology to aid teachers in understanding the role that technology can play in children's visual art appreciation and production. Guidelines for establishing an inclusive art program in classrooms for young children are included for early childhood professionals. Activities and recipes make the text a valuable resource for in-service teachers.
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"Exceptional! Inclusive of the whole child and connects a vast amount of knowledge students need to understand in order to feel capable in the classroom setting when facilitating quality art experiences with children."

"An incredible book to encourage students to tap into their own creativity to understand how it feels. . . . It is an indispensible resource that will be used over and over again."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495913122
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Series: What's New in Early Childhood Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 457,782
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jill Englebright Fox taught kindergarten and first grade in the Texas public schools for eight years before earning her Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education from the University of North Texas. As a university faculty member, she has continued to be active in early childhood classrooms in both public and private schools, Head Start programs, and child care centers. Currently, Dr. Fox serves as the Director of EC-4 Programs at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Instructor with the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District. He teaches and supervises Early Childhood Education majors at two-on campus laboratory child development centers. He has a Ph.D in Early Childhood Education from the University of Illinois. He is an advocate for developmentally appropriate education and quality care for young children and is involved in professional organizations at the local, state and national levels.

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Understanding Creativity. 2. Creative Thinking. 3. Creative Experiences. 4. Art and the Developing Child. 5. Special Needs and Cultural Diversity. 6. Children's Artistic Development. 7. Elements of Art. 8. Aesthetics. 9. Sensory Experiences. 10. The Complete Early Childhood Art Program. 11. Child-Centered Art vs. Teacher-Directed Projects. 12. Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Art. 13. Integrating Art Across the Early Childhood Curriculum. 14. The Art Center. 15. Roles and Strategies that Facilitate Children's Artistic Expression. 16. Responding to Children's Art. 17. Art Assessment. 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. Appendix G: Resources for Young Children with Special Needs. Glossary of Key Terms. References. Index.
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