Art therapy’s role in facilitating social behaviours in pre-school children from lower-income families

Ting, Loh Wan (2014) Art therapy’s role in facilitating social behaviours in pre-school children from lower-income families. Masters thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: Art therapy’s role in facilitating social behaviours in pre-school children from lower-income families
Synopsis:

Singapore is a country with no natural resources except for its people, therefore it comes as no surprise that emphasis is being placed on education. Amid a recent national discussion on the education system, a need to level up pre-school education came under focus (Ng, 2013) as pre-school education lays the foundation for nurturing values and an inclination for learning. Education provides the best opportunity for every child to succeed and enhances social mobility, building a more inclusive society (Heng, 2013). A recent report shows that there is a learning gap between children from lower-income homes and those from rich and middle income families (Davie, 2013). Some possible reasons for the lagging behind in school is due to the quality of the nurturing environment that builds up the social skills and confidence in children (Davie, 2013). The question that arises is how can these disadvantages be overcome? Focusing on narrowing the gap, this paper explores what is art therapy’s role in facilitating improved social behaviours in pre-school children from lower-income families. A qualitative group case study method is utilized to illustrate the continual progress and process over time within the art therapy experience. The study is based in a child care setting where a time-limited, closed membership group art therapy was conducted twice a week for two months with pre-school children aged four. The findings will be discussed in relation to child development and art therapy theories.

Subjects: Art Therapy
Divisions: Faculty for the Creative Industries > Master - Art Therapy
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2015 08:29
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2015 08:29
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/331

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