ERIC Number: ED046525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Creativity and the Learning Process. 1970 White House Conference on Children, Report of Forum 6. (Working Paper).
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
In exploring the use of the learning process to foster creativity among children from 0-3 years, we must free ourselves from antiquated and erroneous beliefs that school is the only environment in which creativity and learning takes place, and that the teacher is the sole agent of such achievements. Our culture, our environment, and our communication (interpersonal and mass media) are more pervasive factors. An overwhelming urgency exists for revolutionary changes in both the schools and society. The President and the U.S. Office of Education must advocate policy decisions to stimulate communication with creative community resource persons, to develop the creative potential in teachers and teachers-in-training, to establish a National Institute for Creativity, and to nurture development of new sources for creative education beginning with the burgeoning field of early childhood, becoming an integral and pertinent part of the educational program in the schools and culminating in aesthetic education available for the general population. (WY)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.