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Art and Creative Development for Young Children, 6th Edition, is a comprehensive resource on the importance of visual art in the learning and development of young children. Designed for early childhood professionals, it offers guidance and resource on establishing an inclusive art program in classrooms for young children.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This text is well rounded and appropriate for the creative arts course at our college. My reason for choosing it is it is very visual, summarizes the content well and touches more deeply on holistic education. For the most part, I am really impressed with the variety of activities as well as the list of materials developed to inspire the creative process." - Susan M. Baxter, M Ed., El Camino Community College, California

"I think this edition shows great enlightenment in all sections, including Creativity, Young Children as Artist, Art & Aesthetics, Providing Art Experiences, and Roles and Strategies. The layout of the chapters are appropriate for instruction and this text is user friendly. There is not anything missing that comes to my attention." - Audrey W. Beard, Ed.D., Jackson State University, Georgia

" I like the open-ended activities designed for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners and school-age children. I like that the activities (called "hint") are ideas, not step-by-step directions or a "recipe" approach to teaching art." - Nancy W. Wiltz, Ph.D., Towson University, Maryland

Written for adults working with young children, and for students preparing for careers in elementary education, this textbook and guide takes a child-centered approach to art education. It outlines developmentally appropriate practices, with attention to matters like safety, cultural diversity, special needs, and the role of technology in the lives of children. Activities and resource lists are included. Schirrmacher teaches at San Jose City College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781428359208
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/7/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Schirrmacher was an instructor with the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District. He received his Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Illinois. His experience includes teaching preschool, kindergarten, and first grade as well as teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. He has assisted in Montessori schools and directed programs for young children. Dr. Schirrmacher has served as a consultant to parent groups and public and private early childhood programs. As an advocate for developmentally appropriate education and quality care for young children, he has been involved in professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels.

Jill Englebright Fox is a professor of early childhood education and the Director of Assessment at the University of Houston-¬Victoria. After teaching kindergarten and first grade in the Texas public schools for eight years, she received her Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education from the University of North Texas. She continues to be active in early childhood classrooms as a volunteer, a professional consultant, a researcher, and a teacher educator.

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Table of Contents

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