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The relationship between artistic expression and academic achievement.
A major area of interest to today's educator is the influence of early environment on the child's school achievement. Literature in early childhood education is involved in the debate over assumptions about the relationship between various stages of development and early experience. Early assessment and evaluation are old problems but in an era of accountability, they emerge as dominant issues in the child's early education. One area which remains relatively unexplored is the relationship of the child's art to his stages of intellectual development and academic achievement.