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Overview

Art: Another Language for Learning presents true stories about childhood development, with accompanying discussions about the role of the art processes as well as products. It helps teachers and parents understand what they see when they look at children's art-and how to respond so that they may extend communication and advance learning.

Authors Cohen and Gainer provide an ideal resource for anyone without previous art training now working with children. Moreover, they encourage teachers, students, and parents to embrace the myriad ways art can unlock doors, encourage expression, and enhance learning.

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“This is a third edition of this durable book...Placed in the hands of prospective teachers, this book will show how art serves as a communication in learning.”–Arts ; Activities
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780435088477
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 4/17/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 273
  • Age range: 5 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Elaine Pear Cohen is a working sculptor and art educator who has taught art to young children and art education to college students and teachers in the Philadelphia area and in Colorado. She is a graduate of Bennington College and received an M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania. As an art education consultant in New York State, she has participated in numerous experimental programs with the Board of Cooperative Educational Services as well as with teachers of physically impaired children.

Ruth Straus Gainer is currently a visual arts teacher in Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland where she has been a teacher and teacher trainer for over twenty years. Ms Gainer earned an A.B. in fine arts at Barnard College and an M.A. in art education from the University of Maryland. She has been a visiting teacher in Japan and Israel and has lectured widely at colleges and universities in this country and abroad. She has written numerous articles and contributed to research in art education and child development.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 The Significance of Children's Art 1
2 The Art Process in the Classroom 9
3 The Nature of Children's Art 26
4 Learning About One's Self 45
5 Learning to Think 63
6 Learning to See 93
7 Learning About Feelings 123
8 Integrating Art with Other Subjects 145
9 The School Environment 172
10 Intelligence, Creativity, and IQ Tests - The View from the Art Room 187
11 Some School Problems and Prospects 204
12 A Word to Parents 211
13 Some Human Concerns 216
14 Contributions of Art to Education 237
Selective Bibliographies 250
Philosophy and Methods 250
Materials and Their Uses 256
Psychology and Education 259
Books for Children 260
Index 265
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2004

    A Unique Text

    If you are a teacher and are interested in how art can be used in your classroom to improve learning (and test scores)in math, science, social studies, and language arts -- then this book is for you.

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