Creativity and the Arts with Young Children 3rd Edition


By Rebecca T. Isbell and Shirley C. Raines

The book focuses on helping educators make the vital connection to the arts–including music, movement, drama, and the visual arts–throughout all areas of the classroom and curriculum, and on developing creative teachers who will be able to foster an artistic environment. Observations and photos of teachers and children demonstrate practical ways the arts can be used to help children reach their potential. Educators will find many ideas for open-ended activities that are important for the development of young children, and which will encourage them to think in new ways. Discussion of professional standards and recommendations allows teachers to be cognizant of goals that are important in the early years. Thorough in its coverage, the text speaks to children with special needs and cultural diversity, leaving readers with a complete information resource regarding arts in the young child’s classroom.

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Creativity and the Arts with Young Children, Third Edition, is written for early childhood educators as well as those who work with children from birth through age eight.

About the Author:
Dr. Rebecca Isbell is a director of Tennessee’s Centre of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning and Development and professor of Early Childhood Education at East Tennessee State University, where she received the Distinguished Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching. Dr Isbell is a former teacher of toddlers, preschoolers and primary children. She has been the director of a model lab school for young children that was nationally accredited. She has develop and implemented an undergraduate and graduate program in Early Childhood Education that received NAEYC approval. Recently, Dr Isbell collaborated with early childhood faculty to create a Ph.D. program in Early Childhood Education at East Tennessee State University. She teaches several of the courses in this advanced degree program. Dr Isbell has written more that 10 books including The Complete Learning Center Book, revised Early Learning Environments that Work, and Real Classroom Makeovers. She has made presentations thoughout the United States and internationally in Canada, China, Denmark, and Singapore.

Dr. Shirley Raines is President of the University of Memphis and Professor if Education. She is a past president of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) and a former classroom teacher, Head Start director, and child care center director. Dr Raines has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the creative development of young children at a number of universities and colleges. She has been a strong advocate for quality programs for all young children. Dr. Raines has many publications, including the story S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-r-s series for preschool and Primary children, and coauthored Stories: Children’s Literature in Early Education.

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Weight 0.64 kg
Dimensions 23 × 20 cm




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