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Movement: A Window on the World

by Geraldine Dimondstein - 1970

Creative rhythmic movement, as Dr. Dimondstein sees it, may be conceived to be an art form with particular relevance for young children. She believes that children ought to be enabled to engage in movement experiences of the kind which permit them to conceptualize space, time, and force in relation to their own bodies. The capacity to conceptualize in this way may lead, she says, to imaginative control of space-time-force elements and, in consequence, the imposition of order upon the environment—much like the virtual form achieved by the artist in non-discursive communication.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 71 Number 3, 1970, p. 455-462
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1746, Date Accessed: 5/25/2019 1:23:28 AM

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  • Geraldine Dimondstein
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Dr. Dimondstein is an instructor in UCLA's Daytime Programs and Special Projects and the author of a forthcoming book, Children Dance in the Classroom (Macmillan).
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