The Colors of Learning: Integrating the Visual Arts into the Early Childhood Curriculum

Author(s): 
Margaret H. Johnson, Sharon T. Mitchell, Rosemary Althouse
Item #: 215
ISBN: 
0807742740
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This creative and in-depth book will change the way that teachers think about and react to children's artwork. Based on both NAEYC and the National Art Education Association standards, the authors promote the integration of visual art into all early childhood curriculum areas, helping early childhood professionals to present meaningful art experiences to children so that they become engrossed in expressing their ideas and newly learned concepts through art media. Features actual classroom dialogue and many illustrations of children's art. Copublished with Teachers College Press.

?For years early childhood educators have longed for information on the theory, research, and practice of art in the early childhood program. The Colors of Learning gives teachers knowledge of the visual arts that will enable them to develop new, accurate understanding of the visual arts as another mode of learning.?


? Carol Seefeldt, University of Maryland (Emerita)


From the Book?s Foreword


 


?The Colors of Learning provides a new awareness of why and how to integrate art into all subject areas in early childhood curriculum?it should help all teachers of young children to enhance and enjoy their teaching and the children?s learning.?


 


? Meg Barden Cline, Lecturer (retired), University of Massachusetts at Amherst