ERIC Number: ED051338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-May
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Self Awareness Through the Creative Arts.
The development of a positive self concept through various art forms provides the foundation for an exploratory course presented to a group of enrollees in the New Careers Program. The students, whose work is here presented, are receiving on-the-job training in child development centers while receiving classroom instruction to prepare them as preschool assistant teachers. The New Careers Program seeks to create a category of jobs in the human service field which will provide a "career" ladder through which individuals of low income and minimal education can progress from an entry level position up to a professional rank if educational requirements are met. Exercises centering on the creative arts can be designed to modify the self concept and self esteem of students. The quality of the environment provides the raw materials upon which children can project themselves: art, poetry, dramatics, and choice of books. Genuine liking and respect for children is considered shown by offering such opportunities for the development of individuality. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Labor, Raleigh.