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A trusted guide and companion for current and future art educators, CHILDREN AND THEIR ART presents a professional approach to teaching art consistent with national standards for student learning. The authors are experienced as art teachers in the public schools and have a broad knowledge about school art programs. The Eighth Edition provides an easy-to-use combination of theory, research, and practical knowledge about teaching art. The most comprehensive textbook available for teaching art education methods, CHILDREN AND THEIR ART covers all aspects of teaching art in the elementary classroom: the basic principles and goals of art education, the characteristics and needs of children as learners, the core principles of art as a subject-aesthetics, principles of design, art history, art media-and all aspects of instruction-curriculum planning, sample lessons, classroom management, and assessment. Among numerous updates throughout the text, the Eighth Edition features a brand-new chapter on visual culture. This new edition also includes more than 300 illustrations, with well over 100 new images added to provide examples of new media and better representation of post-modern artforms and works by women and minority artists.
Part I: FOUNDATIONS AND GOALS FOR ART EDUCATION. 1. Foundations of Art Education: Children, Art and Society. 2. Art Education in Contemporary Classrooms: Issues and Practices. Part II: CHILDREN AS LEARNERS. 3. Children's Artistic Development: How Children Grow and Learn. 4. Children with Special Needs: Art for All Children. 5. Talented Children: The Nature of Artistic Giftedness. Part III: CONTENT OF ART. 6. Drawing: At the Heart of the Studio Experience I. 7. Painting: At the Heart of the Studio Experience II. 8. Sculpture and Ceramics. 9. Printmaking. 10. Newer Media: Ideas and Earthworks: Computers to Lasers. 11. Design: Art Language and Application. 12. Art Criticism: From Classroom to Museum. 13. Art History: Other Times and Places. 14. Aesthetics: Philosophy in the Art Room. 15. Visual Culture in Art Education. Part IV: INSTRUCTION. 16. Methods for Teaching Art: Classroom Practice. 17. The Social Dimension: Collaborative Art Activities and Instructional Games. Part V: CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT. 18. Curriculum: Background, Planning, and Organization. 19. Classroom Organization and Exhibition of Student Work. 20. Assessing Student Learning and Achievement. Appendixes: A. A Historical Framework for Art Education: Dates, Personalities, Publications, and Events. B. Professional Responsibility and Professional Associations. C. Commercial Resources. D. Safer Materials for Elementary School Art.
Posted May 17, 2010
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