ERIC Number: ED465163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Image to Word--Word to Image: Literally A Vision. PREL Briefing Paper.
"Image to Word--Word to Image" is a professional development workshop which is part of the Pacific Center for the Arts and Humanities in Education (PCAHE) at the Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL). The program combines the cultural reality of the islands with educational research to create a vision in which visual arts and language arts are taught through one integrated curriculum. Image to Word seeks to do the following: improve language-arts skills such as listening, speaking, writing, and reading through art; focus on language and arts skills in narrative, expository and ethnographic areas; offer a spiral curriculum that allows teacher to tie standards to learning activities and apply them to appropriate grade levels; offer a culturally and ethnographically based approach; examine quality children's literature and discuss fine art or cultural artifacts; and offer children an opportunity to create their own books using words and images from their own cultures. (Contains 20 references, and 6 color and 4 black and white student-created drawings.) (PM)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Childrens Literature, Cultural Context, Cultural Images, Elementary Education, Imagery, Integrated Curriculum, Language Arts, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Teacher Workshops, Visual Arts
For full text: http://www.prel.org/products/Products/HTML/Discipline/ImagetoWord.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.