The Arts in Children's Lives: Context, Culture, and Curriculum / Edition 1

The Arts in Children's Lives: Context, Culture, and Curriculum / Edition 1

by Liora Bresler, C.M. Thompson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1402005547

ISBN-13: 9781402005541

Pub. Date: 03/31/2002

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

Researchers and practitioners in education and various arts explore the role and significance of the arts in the education of children from ages three through eight. The 15 studies offer balanced coverage of the cultural contexts of early arts experiences, how children's abilities to participate in particular art forms develop and evolve, and art experiences that are…  See more details below

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Researchers and practitioners in education and various arts explore the role and significance of the arts in the education of children from ages three through eight. The 15 studies offer balanced coverage of the cultural contexts of early arts experiences, how children's abilities to participate in particular art forms develop and evolve, and art experiences that are artistically authentic and developmentally appropriate. They include literature as one of the arts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402005541
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
03/31/2002
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
536,716
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword1
Prelude5
IContext Interlude9
1Children's contextual art knowledge: Local art and school art context comparisons15
2What's to be learned? Comments on teaching music in the world and teaching world music at home29
3Becoming Japanese: Manga, children's drawings, and the construction of national character43
4The musical cultures of children57
5Playing the music: Comparing children's song and dance in Namibian education71
IIDevelopment Interlude87
6We begin as poets: Conceptual tools and the arts in early childhood93
7Constructing an artistic self: A cultural perspective101
8Early childhood musical development113
9Drawing together: Peer influence in preschool-kindergarten art classes129
10Fictional worlds and the real world in early childhood drama education139
IIICurriculum Interlude153
11What we teach is who we are: The stories of our lives157
12School art as a hybrid genre: Institutional contexts for art curriculum169
13Early childhood literacy education, wakefulness, and the arts185
14Pleasure, creativity, and the carnivalesque in children's video production195
15Music technology and the young child215
Afterwords237
List of Contributors239
Name Index245

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