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ERIC Number: EJ1047845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
Teaching Artists and the Craft of Handmade Books
Weida, Courtney
Teaching Artist Journal, v13 n1 p5-13 2015
The work of teachers and literacy specialists has a lot of potential overlap with that of teaching artists of visual and literary arts within early childhood education. When young people in preschools and kindergartens practice early art and literacy, these two areas build in a sort of symphony as youngsters tell stories, make drawings of their experiences, and have illustrated books read and shown to them by others. Over the past five years as a professor, Courtney Weida has organized collaborations within her institution's community literacy center between preservice art teachers and preservice literacy specialists, bringing book arts projects into a sort of dialogue with literacy curricula for educators and young people. This article explores key book arts activities with young people from those teaching experiences that promote and document early art and literacy learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York