Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Linder , Sandra
Stegelin , Dolores
The Visual Arts are an important part of the daily life of an early childhood classroom. Through drawing, painting, and other expressive media, young children develop early representational skills. These skills are an important component of early literacy development. This paper documents an action research project that took place in a 4K classroom. The aim of the project was to understand why the children in this classroom did not voluntarily spend time writing and drawing in the arts center while also working on strategies for promoting the children's use of the arts center and representational experiences. This research provides support for the integration of action research projects in early childhood classrooms while offering early childhood educators strategies to promote representational experiences with young learners.
Prince, Helen, "THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE USE OF WRITTEN SYMBOLS IN PRESCHOOLERS AND EXPOSURE AND USE OF ART MEDIA" (2010). All Theses. 831.