Originally published in 1993, this book addresses the issue of the place of the expressive arts in primary schools in the years around and beyond the implementation of the National Curriculum. It comprises a set of case studies on the language arts, painting and drawing, dance, drama and music, that suggest ways forward in teaching these arts to children aged between four and eleven.
Introduction. 1. Six Ways of Looking at a Torch 2. Where is the Age of Nine Gone? 3. Off the Wall and Out of the Frame (with Duncan Allan) 4. And in the Market Place (with Duncan Allan) 5. And I Celebrate All Rhythms (with Brigida Martino) 6. Why Don’t They Teach Us to Dance? (with Brigida Martino) 7. Drama’s Magic Box 8. Travelling Light in the Britten Room. Notes Towards a Conclusion. References. Index.
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