This book presents an Australian perspective on the issues in expressive arts in early childhood education by authors who are involved in the arts as theatre directors, painters, designers, advisers, actors or arts administrators in community organisations at the national and international level.
1. The Arts: The real business of education 2. Young Children, the Stories they Hear and the Acculturation Process 3. New directions in theatre for young people. A report on the recent work of REM theatre in Sydney 4. The arts curriculum and indigenous art: Hands off or on? — A personal view 5. "Not wilting flowers again!" problem finding and problem solving in movement and performance 6. Introducing young children to live orchestral performance 7. Quality children's television: The case of “Lift Off” 8. Co-player and co-artist: New roles for the adult in children's visual arts experiences 9. Empowering children through drama 10. Imagination in learning: Learning to imagine 11. The role of the early childhood advisor in children's television production