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Bankstreet Occasional Papers 31: Art & Early Childhood

Art & Early Childhood: Personal Narratives & Social Practices


Art & Early Childhood: Personal Narratives & Social Practices

Young children are explorers of their worlds—worlds filled with unfamiliar things, first experiences, and tentative explanations.

Occasional Papers
This issue of Occasional Papers invites readers to join a dialogue that questions long-standing traditions of art in early childhood–traditions grounded in a modernist view of children’s art as a romantic expression of inner emotional and/or developmental trajectories. The essays seek to re/imagine the idea of the child as art maker, inquire about the relationships between children and adults when they are making art, and investigate how physical space influences our approaches to art instruction.
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Essays by Bronwyn Davies, Beth Olshansky, Edith Gwathmey & Ann-Marie Mott and many more…

New book series — Children and Youth in Popular Culture

New book series from Lexington Books, edited by Debbie Olson
More info

CLELE Journal – May 2014 issue now online

The May 2014 issue of CLELE journal (Children’s Literature in English Language Education) is now available online

Have a look – it is open access, with articles on young adult literature, picture books and extensive reading in children’s global language education (EFL/ESL).

Tribute to Judith Ennew

Tribute to Judith Ennew, one of the pioneers of childhood studies, written by Virginia Morrow.

You can “like” it on the Young lives Facebook page (scroll down just a bit) and post to others:

and/or you can read it on the Childhood webpage

New Issue of ‘Play and Folklore’

Dear Folklore enthusiasts,

We are delighted to advised that the April 2014 issue of ‘Play and Folklore’ is now up on line.  We do hope that you enjoy our latest publication.

Kindest Regards,

Play and Folklore Team
Museum Victoria