ERIC Number: ED375960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
An Integrated Expressive Arts Program: Drama, Dance, Art, Music. Australian Early Childhood Resource Booklets, No. 4, 1989.
Schiller, Wendy; Veale, Ann
This booklet presents the arts curriculum in a way that demystifies the arts as an area requiring specialized knowledge by caregivers and early childhood teachers. It discusses the role that caregivers and teachers can play in fostering creativity and artistic expression among young children. It presents techniques that they can use to help children participate in drama, dance, art, and music activities. It also encourages caregivers and teachers to keep records of children's activities, including samples of student work. The booklet suggests that program newsletters and school displays can be used to communicate the nature of artistic activities to parents and the community. It also recommends that caregivers and teachers note children's responses to changes in materials and resources, and plan activities to reflect the developmental and multicultural needs of the children served. Two appendices contain suggestions for creative activities that use leaves and a short dramatic performance. (MDM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Caregiver Role, Creative Expression, Creativity, Curriculum Development, Drama, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Music Activities, Program Development, Student Evaluation, Student Records, Teacher Role, Young Children
Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., P.O. Box 105, Watson, Australian Capital Territory, 2602, Australia ($6.25 Australian).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., Watson.