Art and Creative Development for Young Children

ISBN-10: 1401872611

ISBN-13: 9781401872618

Edition: 5th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Robert Schirrmacher

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Art and Creative Development for young Children, 5E, written for early childhood professionals and those preparing to work with children in child care, preschool, or a Kindergarten through third grade setting, is a comprehensive, must-have resource for setting up a developmentally appropriate art program. This updated text takes a child-centered approach to art education. It covers the important issues of creative experience, art and the developing child, special needs and diversity, children?s artistic development, planning, developing, implementing and evaluating art, integrating art across the curriculum, roles and strategies that facilitate children?s artistic expression, evaluation and assessment.
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List price: $117.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 7/19/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

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.

Prefacep. ix
Understanding Creativityp. 3
Objectivesp. 4
Introductionp. 4
Beginnings of Creativityp. 5
Creativityp. 5
Explaining Creativityp. 6
Obstacles to Creativityp. 10
Children Need Adults Who Facilitate Creative Expressionp. 12
Comparing and Contrasting Creativityp. 13
Creativity and Child Developmentp. 19
Summaryp. 20
Key Termsp. 20
Suggested Activitiesp. 20
Reviewp. 21
Creative Thinkingp. 22
Objectivesp. 23
Introductionp. 23
Activities for Creative Thinkingp. 29
Facilitating Young Children's Creative Thinkingp. 32
Strategies to Facilitate Creative Thinkingp. 32
Summaryp. 35
Key Termsp. 35
Suggested Activitiesp. 36
Reviewp. 36
Creative Experiencesp. 37
Objectivesp. 38
Introductionp. 38
Creativity Enhances Children's Developmentp. 38
Modes of Creative Expressionp. 38
Children Express Their Creativity through Playp. 39
Children Express Their Creativity through Languagep. 51
Children Express Their Creativity through Music and Movementp. 54
Facilitating Children's Creative Expressionp. 65
Mark Makingp. 65
Summaryp. 73
Key Termsp. 74
Suggested Activitiesp. 74
Reviewp. 75
Young Children as Artists: A Developmental View
Art and the Developing Childp. 79
Objectivesp. 80
Introductionp. 80
Developmental Modelp. 80
Developmental Profilep. 83
Context: Interaction of Child Development and Environmental Influencesp. 98
Processing with Art Materials and Toolsp. 99
Summaryp. 104
Key Termsp. 105
Suggested Activitiesp. 105
Reviewp. 106
Children's Artistic Developmentp. 107
Objectivesp. 108
Introductionp. 108
Explaining Children's Artp. 108
Theories of Artistic Developmentp. 108
Paintingp. 124
Summaryp. 136
Key Termsp. 137
Suggested Activitiesp. 137
Reviewp. 137
Art and Aesthetics
The Elements of Artp. 141
Objectivesp. 142
Introductionp. 142
Aesthetic Criteriap. 142
Making Printsp. 151
Stencil, Spatter, and Screen Printingp. 157
Summaryp. 159
Key Termsp. 159
Suggested Activitiesp. 159
Reviewp. 160
Aestheticsp. 162
Objectivesp. 163
Introductionp. 163
Aestheticsp. 163
Rationalep. 166
Teacher's Role in Aestheticsp. 168
Watercolor and Inkp. 175
Summaryp. 177
Key Termsp. 178
Suggested Activitiesp. 178
Reviewp. 178
Sensory Experiencesp. 179
Objectivesp. 180
Introductionp. 180
From Percept to Conceptp. 180
More than Five Sensesp. 180
Children's Learning Stylesp. 181
Resist Art Activitiesp. 196
Summaryp. 198
Key Termsp. 198
Suggested Activitiesp. 199
Reviewp. 199
The Complete Early Childhood Art Programp. 200
Objectivesp. 201
Introductionp. 201
The Importance of Arts Educationp. 201
Art Standardsp. 202
Early Childhood Art: Studio-Oriented or Discipline-Based?p. 202
What to Include in an Early Childhood Art Programp. 204
Artistic Stylesp. 207
Collagep. 212
Summaryp. 215
Key Termsp. 216
Suggested Activitiesp. 216
Reviewp. 216
Providing Art Experiences
Child-Centered Art vs. Teacher-Directed Projectsp. 219
Objectivesp. 220
Introductionp. 220
Approaches to Teaching Artp. 221
How to Choose Art Activitiesp. 223
What Early Childhood Art Should Bep. 226
Activities Masquerading as Creative Artp. 232
Paper Artp. 234
Summaryp. 240
Key Termsp. 240
Suggested Activitiesp. 240
Reviewp. 241
Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Artp. 242
Objectivesp. 243
Introductionp. 243
Teacher As Planner and Curriculum Developerp. 243
Goalsp. 245
Values and Beliefsp. 246
Objectivesp. 247
Strategies for Including Art in the Early Childhood Curriculump. 249
Clay and Play Doughp. 254
Summaryp. 265
Key Termsp. 266
Suggested Activitiesp. 266
Reviewp. 267
Integrating Art across the Early Childhood Curriculump. 268
Objectivesp. 269
Introductionp. 269
Art and the Early Childhood Curriculump. 270
Art and Mathp. 271
Art and Sciencep. 273
Art and the Language/Communication Arts and Literacyp. 275
Art and Social Studiesp. 277
Art and the Expressive Artsp. 279
Three-Dimensional Artp. 281
Summaryp. 286
Key Termsp. 286
Suggested Activitiesp. 286
Reviewp. 287
The Art Centerp. 288
Objectivesp. 289
Introductionp. 289
The Art Centerp. 289
Evaluating an Art Center/Programp. 299
Puppets and Masksp. 299
Summaryp. 303
Key Termsp. 303
Suggested Activitiesp. 304
Reviewp. 304
Roles and Strategies
Art Experiences through Technologyp. 307
Objectivesp. 308
Introductionp. 308
Computers in Early Childhood Educationp. 309
Computers and Artp. 312
Mobiles and Stabilesp. 322
Summaryp. 323
Key Termsp. 323
Suggested Activitiesp. 324
Reviewp. 324
Roles, Responses and Strategies to Support Children's Artp. 325
Objectivesp. 326
Introductionp. 326
Teacher as Art Specialistp. 327
Teacher as Responderp. 328
Art Dialoguep. 328
Teacher as Troubleshooterp. 333
Sewing and Weavingp. 336
Summaryp. 339
Key Termsp. 340
Suggested Activitiesp. 340
Reviewp. 341
Art Assessmentp. 342
Objectivesp. 343
Introductionp. 343
Teacher as Observer, Recorder, and Assessorp. 343
Children's Art Files and Foldersp. 350
Art Assessmentp. 353
Instrument for Artistic Assessmentp. 354
Summaryp. 355
Key Termsp. 355
Suggested Activitiesp. 356
Reviewp. 356
Artistic Junkp. 357
Where to Go in Your Local Community for Artistic Junkp. 360
Art Resourcesp. 364
Cataloguesp. 365
Art-Related Booksp. 366
Professional Organizationsp. 371
Resources for Young Children with Special Needsp. 373
National Standards for Arts Educationp. 375
Multicultural Picture Booksp. 377
Glossary of Key Termsp. 380
Referencesp. 388
Indexp. 399
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