Publication Date: November 30, 2002
Series: Early Childhood Education Series
Unique in its creativity and depth of understanding, The Colors of Learning will change the way that teachers think about and react to children’s artwork. Promoting the integration of visual art into all early childhood curriculum areas, this volume will help early childhood professionals present in-depth art experiences to children so that they become engrossed in expressing their ideas and newly learned concepts through art media. This user-friendly volume features actual classroom dialogue throughout the text and many illustrations of children’s art, including some in full color.
Based on standards endorsed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Art Education Association (NAEA), this important book focuses on:
Rosemary Althouse is professor emeritus of early childhood education at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina. Margaret H. Johnson is an Associate Professor teaching art criticism and art education at the State University of New York in New Paltz. Sharon T. Mitchell is a Teacher in the program for 4-year-olds in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
“The authors have given the field of early education a valuable, usable gift—one that will have a great impact on young children’s lives and those who teach them.”
—From the Foreword by Carol Seefeldt
“ The Colors of Learning provides a new awareness of why and how to integrate art into all subject areas in early childhood curriculum….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