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ERIC Number: ED556767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 122
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Art & Early Childhood: Personal Narratives & Social Practices. Occasional Paper Series 31
Sunday, Kris, Ed.; McClure, Marissa, Ed.; Schulte, Christopher, Ed.
Bank Street College of Education
This issue explores the nature of childhood by offering selections that re/imagine the idea of the child as art maker; inquire about the relationships between children and adults when they are making art; and investigate how physical space influences approaches to art instruction. Readers are invited to join a dialogue that questions long-standing traditions of early childhood art--traditions grounded in a modernist view of children's art as a romantic expression of inner emotional and/or developmental trajectories. Selected essays create liminal spaces for reflection, dialogue, and critique of the views that have governed understandings of children and their art. Individual essays in this paper include: (1) Entering the Secret Hideout: Fostering Newness and Space for Art and Play (Shana Cinquema); (2) The Affective Flows of Art-Making (Bronwyn Davies); (3) Seeing Meaning (Barry Goldberg); (4) The Existential Territories of Global Childhoods: Resingularizing Subjectivity Through Ecologies of Care and the Art of Ahlam Shibli (Laura TrafĂ­-Prats); (5) Visualizing Spaces of Childhood (Heather G. Kaplan); (6) A "Widespread Atelier" for Exploring Energy (Giulio Ceppi); (7) Art Education at Bank Street College, Then and Now (Edith Gwathmey and Ann-Marie Mott); (8) Theorising through Visual and Verbal Metaphors: Challenging Narrow Depictions of Children and Learning (Sophie Rudolph); and (9) Time for a Paradigm Shift: Recognizing the Critical Role of Pictures Within Literacy Learning (Beth Olshansky). Individual essays contain references and figures.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bank Street College of Education
Identifiers - Location: Australia; New York