Creativity and Early Talent Development in the Arts in Young and Schoolchildren

  • Anna N. N. HuiEmail author
  • Mavis Wu-jing He
  • Elaine Suk Ching Liu


This chapter argues and provides research evidence that creativity can be nurtured in young schoolchildren through early arts education in preschools and primary schools. The data presented in this chapter lend supports to the hypotheses that early arts education inside the classrooms and outside the schools is associated with creativity in typical schoolchildren. Implications and limitations for implementation will be discussed.


Verbal Creativity Talent Development Gifted Education Professional Artist Regular Curriculum 
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The work described in this chapter was supported by three grants from the Arts Development Council and the Quality Education Fund of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the City University Start-Up Grant. Correspondence regarding this manuscript should be addressed to Anna Hui, Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, HKSAR, China (e-mail:


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna N. N. Hui
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mavis Wu-jing He
    • 2
  • Elaine Suk Ching Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied Social StudiesCity University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  2. 2.Department of Special Education and CounsellingThe Hong Kong Institute of EducationHong KongChina

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