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Inclusive Education Through the Creative Arts in the Early Years

Inclusive Education Through the Creative Arts in the Early Years

First Edition
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August 2024 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book offers an engaging exploration of artistic expression in early childhood education. Through a blend of theory, research, and practical insights, the authors demonstrate the positive impact of the arts on fostering inclusion in various settings. Delving into creative modes such as dance, drama, and music, the book emphasizes the broader significance of integrating creativity into inclusive practices. Rich with illustrative case studies, thought-provoking prompts, and effective strategies for encouraging artistic expression, it serves as a valuable resource for early childhood students seeking comprehensive support in their educational journey.

Introduction to Part 1
1. Towards inclusive pedagogy and practice in the early years
2. Diversity and inclusion in the early years
3. Creativity and arts in young children’s lives
Introduction to Part 2
4. Music as an inviting environment for connecting and belonging
5. Enhancing inclusion through movement and dance
6. Stepping into many worlds through dramatic play and drama
7. Creating and sharing stories in the early years
8. Exploring the world through the creative artistry of picture books
9. Seeing, feeling, and creating ‘future imaginaries’ within and through the visual arts
Introduction to Part 3
10. Creating accessible arts experiences through Universal Design for Learning
11. Caring, compassion and creativity: Reflecting on our professional narrative
12. Connecting the threads: The inclusive potential of the arts
Key features
  • Summary points at beginning of chapters
  • Reflective questions throughout chapters
  • Further reading and resources suggestions

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