Congratulations to Dr Bill Baker (SFHEA) on the publication of the 3rd edition of the co-authored textbook Teaching the Arts: Early Childhood and Primary Education (Cambridge University Press) used in many Initial Teacher Education degrees around Australia. Teaching the Arts: Early Childhood and Primary Education foregrounds the importance of arts education to children's development and learning while connecting each arts area to the Australian Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework. The third edition provides comprehensive coverage and an exciting introduction to arts education in Australia, with updated content and new, interactive features. The book covers the key areas of dance, drama, media arts, music and visual arts, full of teacher tips, spotlights on arts education, and downloadable lesson plans. This book is a vital resource for all pre-service early childhood and primary teachers, emphasising the fundamental nature of the arts in schools.
David Roy, University of Newcastle, New South Wales
David Roy is Lecturer in Arts Education at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales.
William Baker, University of Tasmania
William Baker is Lecturer in Arts Education at the University of Tasmania.
Amy Hamilton, Flinders University of South Australia
Amy Hamilton is Associate Professor in Visual Arts and Arts Education at Flinders University of South Australia.