ERIC Number: ED500623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar-21
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St. Maarten Academy PSVE Student Handbook. Creative Artistic Formation: A Curriculum Development Plan, 2007-2008
Walker, Kofi O.
"The performing Arts are reflections of ourselves!" This document was initiated in 2004 and completed by 2005 as part of a research paper with the help of the students and some members of staff from the St. Maarten Academy. There is a need for programs such as this within the Caribbean schools. Unfortunately the arts continue to lack the support required; both in education and in the working world. It is also important that students can explore their full potentials through a variety of mediums. Majority of the students are of African-Caribbean descent, however we do have a mixed school and multiracial environment. The activities listed within this guide are both practical and academic and is suitable for instruction for secondary level education and colleges. During the development of this curriculum guide, many of the students' attitude to their work changed and their interest in education improve as well as their social skills. Though the current syllabus is not being utilized by the St. Maarten Academy, this guide was commended by the President of the St. Martin University. This program is potentially worth exploring for anyone who is interested in developing the creative arts programs within secondary level education. On completion of this syllabus students who wish to further their studies will find it easier in deciding what they would like to do at University level in the arts. The appendices and bibliography can be found on page 37.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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