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ERIC Number: ED467749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan-22
Pages: 64
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Change and Multiple Forms of Literacy: A Collaborative Inquiry Between Teacher Educators in Music and Language Arts. Final Research Report.
Morin, Francine; Begoray, Deborah
This study was intended to design, enact, and evaluate a teacher education project on multiple forms of literacy and to examine whether teacher-learners would develop new understandings about language arts when defined more expansively to include multiple symbol systems offered by music and other art forms. The project was developed by teacher educators with expertise in five forms of literacy (language arts, music, movement, visual arts, and drama). They created an institute which let participants study the new viewing and representing components of Manitoba, Canada's, new English Language Arts curriculum and allowed them to explore links between language, literacy, and the arts. The project occurred during the summer session at the University of Manitoba. Participants were preservice and inservice teachers working toward various degrees. Data collected over 1 year included course evaluations, questionnaires, observations, artifacts produced by teacher-learners and by faculty, creative works, and field notes. Results indicated that the summer institute model of professional development was an effective way to bring about some changes in teacher-learners' practices and understandings of the role of the arts in language arts education. Nine appendicies contain sample promotional material, pre-institute letter to participants, Summer Institute syllabus and assignments, bibliography of common readings, schedule of Learning Experiences for Summer Institute, class notes for sample workshop, team teaching agenda for sample class, tools for assessing assignments, and tools for evaluating the institute. (Contains 44 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada