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ERIC Number: ED359554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-24
Pages: 8
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Art Therapy: What Does It Have To Say to Writing Teachers?
Whitney, Anne
The connections between art therapy and the teaching of writing are many. The process of art therapy is essentially art making followed by talk--a process that parallels the process of writing and reflecting about writing that is encouraged in writing classrooms. It is a process aimed at self discovery and consciousness, whether in a writing classroom or in art therapy. Students, writing about their writing, indicate that they are opened to feeling and often surprised by insight. Occasionally they report being changed by their writing. Individuals must differentiate their own voices from the great cultural voice, and they need encouragement and practice to do that. Providing the means for telling and reflecting on these stories is what a writing teacher can do, even within the context of an institution of higher learning and of a discipline. (SR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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