Academic journal article International Journal of Education

The Role of School and Family in Developing Childrens' Literary Creativity

Academic journal article International Journal of Education

The Role of School and Family in Developing Childrens' Literary Creativity

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The study aimed at investigating the role of school and family in developing the literary creativity for children by investigating the concept of creativity , the factors of developing it in childhood ,its basic elements and it also aimed to identify creative thinking motivations , characteristics of creative individuals, factors of creativity development in childhood stage and the environmental barriers facing creativity . The study also focused on identifying the proposed activities for the development of literary creativity in writing short story. The researchers used the descriptive method. The findings showed that developing creativity for children is the responsibility of school and family. In addition, the school should be a creative ideal example for the children by offering creative activities to develop the children's', creative tendencies, in addition to the necessity for cooperation between the school and family to make creativity. In light of the above mentioned findings, the researchers recommended a number of relevant recommendations.

Keywords: role of school; family; developing children's; creativity

1. Introduction

Each person has different activities and talents but the ways in which those activities and talents are displayed are different. (creativity is the only thing an individual can do effectively to establish his / her own presence .The modern world is concerned with the creators in order to give solutions for the human problems, such as the alternative energy ,fighting, current diseases and war and peace. The elements of creative schools are represented by the creative teacher , students and administration .The creative teacher and administration are the ones who could light up the creative energy of the students and reveal the individual differences for them (ALKanani ,2011). The classroom should be attractive and sunny not as wood store (Abdel Majeed, 2005).Childhood has become the main concern for parents, educators and thinkers because of its importance as the basic stage in building up the human being. So, each life experience that is offered for children contributes in preparing them in the best way (Abu Alnaser, 2003). In fact, the family plays a big role in developing the children's abilities in dealing with problems in creativity. Those children are born with the seed of creativity and the family works on caring such creativity or vanishing it (Abdel AL, 2005). Islamic education has given a high rank for childhood as being the most influential on the future of individuals and groups. The parents should be highly aware of their responsibility in raising their children correctly mentally, psychologically, socially and in having faith, as well. In addition, having consideration for the external influences on the children (Abdallah, 2001). Developing the children's creativity is possible because each child has a heaven creativity ability that could be enhanced and refined by the way of bringing up (Oweis, 2003), Al Zahrani(2003:337) pointed out that" the ability of creativity is not exclusive for the elite, but it is available for all individuals and parents could affect their children positively". Abu Alnaser (2003) assured that it is necessary to encourage the creativity in childhood rather than in the late stages. Therefore, developing creativity could be achieved through practice (AL Kanani, 2005). Creativity is delivered naturally among people because all of them have creativity in different degrees (Kropli, 2006:19).In spite of having many studies about creativity, there are still some areas that have not been studied. This study attempts to get through such areas.

2. Problem of the Study

Developing creativity has a great role in the progress of nations. In Arab World, we are still depending on the creative thought that is exported from the west whether in science, literature or in art. This means that we are still consumers rather than creators because no good caring is available for the creative minds. …

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