ERIC Number: ED340695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Early Childhood Creative Arts. Proceedings of the International Conference on Early Childhood Creative Arts (Los Angeles, California, December 6-9, 1990).
Overby, Lynette Young, Ed.; And Others
This conference focused on the central role of play and arts throughout the early childhood years, the unique learning styles of young children (ages 3-8), and children's developmental needs. Special emphasis was placed on curriculum, assessment, the essential role of the arts in learning, multicultural awareness, needs of special populations, and the interrelatedness of the arts in the learning process. The participants were early childhood and arts educators who have responsibility for designing and implementing quality educational experiences for young children. The book is organized into four major sections. Section 1, "General Sessions," provides theoretical material in the areas of curriculum development, arts assessment, and child development. The second section, "Specific Arts Instruction," contains many practical activities as well as theoretical discourses in music, art, dance, and drama. Section 3, "Model Programs," describes three well-developed arts programs. The final section, "Multicultural/International Programs," includes information about creative arts programs of various countries and a multicultural perspective for program development. (LL)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Teachers, Class Activities, Creative Art, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Dance Education, Dramatics, Early Childhood Education, Integrated Activities, Learning Activities, Multicultural Education, Music Education, Play
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA. National Dance Association.