The Creative Arts: A Process Approach for Teachers and Children (3rd Edition)

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9780130908964: The Creative Arts: A Process Approach for Teachers and Children (3rd Edition)

This unique book engages future teachers in the processes of creativity to encourage creative growth and participation in their classrooms. It emphasizes process, rather than product, so teachers learn that once they tap into their own creativity they are better equipped to help children participate in the creative process. The author's goal is to shift readers from depending on prescribed activities and products to a more secure awareness of everyone's ability to participate in the creative process, regardless of the product. Discusses noteworthy studies in music and movement, art, creative dramatics, and literature. Highlights the potential of multicultural arts as a resource for creative expression and awareness. Includes a section on national standards for visual and performing arts and the President's committee on the arts and humanities. Addresses the eight intelligence (naturalist) and discusses all eight intelligences in each chapter. For future teachers of the creative arts.

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With its clear emphasis on the creative process, the new Second Edition of this innovative text shows future teachers how to tap into their own creativity in order to foster children's creative growth. Grounded in research and theory, coverage supports a constructivist notion of the creative arts and moves students away from prescribed activities and projects in favor of encouraging the creative potential of all children.

About the Author:

Linda Carol Edwards is a professor of Early Childhood in the School of Education at the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, where she teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in the visual and performing arts.  Her degrees include a BA from Pembroke State University, and an MEd and EdD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  Before moving to the college level, she taught kindergarten for 12 years in the public schools of North Carolina.

Dr. Edwards is the author of Music: A Way of Life for the Young Child, Fifth Edition (Merrill Education/Prentice Hall).  She has been published inYoung Children, Science and Children, Journal of Early Education and Family Review, Dimensions in Early Childhood, and the Delta Kappa Pi Record.  She also serves on the advisory board of Annual Editions: Early Childhood Education.  In addition, Dr. Edwards's experience has enabled her to create graduate programs in early childhood education that have received NCATE/NAEYC approval.  

As an advocate for arts education for young children, she takes the opportunity to present at local, state, and national conferences about the importance of the visual and performing arts in the lives of young children.

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