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Children and Their Art: Methods for the Elementary School / Edition 5

Children and Their Art: Methods for the Elementary School / Edition 5

by Al Hurwitz, Michael Day


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This comprehensive resource for teaching art to children combines the latest thinking about the teaching of art with focus on providing a balanced art program. The authors provide all of the information necessary to plan, execute, and evaluate a successful program for both classroom and art teachers. The material is presented in a clear and understandable manner and is appropriate for undergraduates.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780155072954
Publisher: Harcourt College Publishers
Publication date: 02/05/1991
Edition description: 5th ed
Pages: 530

About the Author

Al Hurwitz has taught at the elementary and secondary levels in Miami-Dade County, Florida. He was the Director of Visual and Performing Arts for Newton, Massachusetts schools and taught art education at Harvard University Graduate School of Education Ohio State University, Teacher's College, Columbia University, Brandeis University, and the Massachusetts College of Art. He has written, co-authored, or edited 12 books on art education and served on the United States Society for Education through Art (USSEA). He has also served on the planning committee of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Michael Day completed his doctorate degree at Stanford University and has taught middle and high-school art in California. A widely published author and researcher, Dr. Day is a recipient of the Manuel Barkan Award for published research from NAEA. He has served on national panels, editorial boards for national scholarly publications, and art museum boards. He was invited to the former Soviet Union in a scholarly exchange sponsored by the International Research and Exchanges Board, and in 1998 he was one of five scholars invited to Beijing in a delegation sponsored by the Getty Education Institute and the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. Dr. Day served as President of the NAEA from 1997 to 1999.

Table of Contents

PART I: FOUNDATIONS AND GOALS FOR ART EDUCATION. 1. Foundations of Art Education: Children, Art and Society. 2. Art Education in Contemporary Classrooms: Issues and Practices. PART II: CHILDREN AS LEARNERS. 3. Children's Artistic Development: How Children Grow and Learn. 4. Children with Special Needs: Art for All Children. 5. Talented Children: The Nature of Artistic Giftedness. PART III: CONTENT OF ART. 6. Drawing: At the Heart of the Studio Experience I. 7. Painting: At the Heart of the Studio Experience II. 8. Sculpture, Ceramics, and Other Three-Dimensional Art Forms. 9. Printmaking. 10. Newer Media: Ideas and Earthworks: Computers to Lasers. 11. Design: Art Language and Application. 12. Art Criticism: From Classroom to Museum. 13. Art History: Other Times and Places. 14. Aesthetics: Philosophy in the Art Room. PART IV: INSTRUCTION. 15. Methods for Teaching Art: Classroom Practice. 16. The Social Dimension: Collaborative Art Activities and Instructional Games. PART V: CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT. 17. Curriculum: Background, Planning, and Organization. 18. Classroom Organization and Display of Student Work. 19. Assessing Student Progress and Program Effectiveness. APPENDIXES: A. A Historical Framework for Art Education: Dates, Personalities, Publications, and Events. B. Professional Responsibility and Professional Associations.C. Art Teaching and Learning Resources. Safer Materials for Elementary School Art. Index. Credit List.

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