What young children say about art : a comparative study

McArdle, Felicity A. & Wong, Kit-mei Betty (2010) What young children say about art : a comparative study. International Art in Early Childhood Research Journal, 2(1), pp. 1-17.

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Given the opportunities, young children can be prolific in their productions of drawings and paintings. In the study reported in this paper, we had two questions about this. Why do young children draw and paint? And, what does this prolific activity do? We consider that particular ways of seeing art position children, and children use their artistic activities to position themselves, producing their identities. We interviewed a group of children in Hong Kong, aged between 4 and 5 years, (n=27), and a group of children in Brisbane, Australia, who were of similar ages (n=15). The cross-cultural dimension added another dimension to our thinking and conversations around art and young children.

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ID Code: 54845
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Young children drawing, Young children painting, Development through art
ISSN: 1837-0020
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 International Association of Art in Early Childhood
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2012 04:36
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:18

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