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Creative expression in elementary school

Title: Creative expression in elementary school.
Name(s): Oakes, Elizabeth, author
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1947
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (44 leaves)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: "Learning should be an adventure. It is the joyous outcome of a favourable school environment. When the curriculum fits the child and the child develops a natural relationship with the curriculum, when the instruction is astute and the guidance wise, the child learns. The curriculum, broadly interpreted, includes the materials, equipment and experience which adequately meet the physical, mental, social and emotional needs of children of a particular stage of development. Obviously, unlimited opportunities and a setting must be provided for creative experiences under the wise guidance of the teacher. In order to further this program, the following aims must be considered in planning the curriculum: 1. To give the child a feeling of security and freedom from fear in his relationships of school. 2. To provide experiences which will gradually broaden his small world and give it more meaning. 3. To help him rely more and more on himself and on his own judgment in areas where he can take full responsibility. 4. To guide him in forming solid friendships with his contemporaries. 5. To help him enjoy creative work and to know that his own expression of what he sees and feels is of greater value than anything he could imitate. 6. To create the kind of democratic atmosphere in which he feels free to express his agreements and disagreements with adults and other children, and in which he can understand that rules grow out of living together, both in the classroom and in the school as a whole. 7. To help him gain a sense of his value in the group. 8. To provide the guidance and facilities necessary for him to develop skills, appropriate to this age--manual, rhythmic and language"--Introduction.
Identifier: FSU_historic_akp4982 (IID)
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 41-44).
Note(s): Typescript.
"July, 1947."
"Submitted to the Graduate Council of the Florida State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts under Plan II."
Subject(s): Creative ability
Education, Elementary -- Activity programs
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Owner Institution: FSU

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