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ERIC Number: EJ922714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Art Experiments: Introducing an Artist-in-Residence Programme in Early Childhood Education
Eckhoff, Angela
Early Child Development and Care, v181 n3 p371-385 2011
The role of the visual arts in early childhood education has long been recognised and valued as an essential component of the curriculum. The project featured in this writing stems from a collaborative relationship forged between a non-profit, community-based early education centre and community arts centre. As a result of this collaborative relationship, an experimental, early childhood artist-in-residence programme was initiated. The primary objective of this research intervention was to develop a rich description of the process of implementing an artist-in-residence programme in a pre-kindergarten classroom. Findings from this research demonstrate that artist-in-residence programmes can serve to strengthen existing arts curricula in early childhood classrooms. In this research, the establishment of a collaborative, open relationship between the classroom teacher and the artist-in-residence supported the transformation of existing, craft-focused art practices to meaningful arts experiences that drew upon art-viewing, art-making and aesthetic experiences. (Contains 2 tables, 4 figures and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A