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|Beginning the Journey|
|Understanding the Creative Process|
|Exploring Feelings and Images|
|Introducing Music and Movement|
|Celebrating the Visual Arts|
|Encouraging Play and Creative Drama in the Classroom|
|Experimenting with Three-Dimensional Art|
|Planning for Literature|
|Beginning a New Adventure|
|Additional Guided Imagery Scripts and Extension Activities|
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Linda Carol Edwards is a professor early childhood at the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, where she teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in the visual and performing arts. Her degrees include a BA from Pembroke State University, and an MEd and EdD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Before moving to the college level, she taught kindergarten for 12 years in the public schools of North Carolina.
Dr. Edwards is the author of The Creative Arts: A Process Approach for Teachers and Children (Pearson/Merrill), which is now in its fifth edition. She is also a co-author, with Katheleen M. Bayless, Professor Emerita, Late of Kent State University, and Marjorie E. Ramsey, Georgia Southwestern College of Music and Movement: A Way of Life for the Young Child, sixth edition (Pearson/Merrill).
She has published in Young Children, Science and Children, Journal of Early Education and Family Review, Dimensions in Early Childhood, and the Kappa Delta Pi Record. She also serves on the advisory board of Annual Editions: Early Childhood Education. In addition, Dr. Edwards’s experience has allowed her to create graduate programs in early childhood education that have received NCATE/NAEYC approval.
As an advocate for arts education for young children, she takes the opportunity to present at local, state, and national conferences about the importance of the visual and performing arts in the lives of young children.