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ERIC Number: ED510304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr-30
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Perceptions of the Impacts of the "Arts du Cirque" Program: A Case Study
Deslandes, Rollande; Rivard, Marie-Claude; Joyal, France; Trudeau, Francois
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Denver, CO, Apr 30-May 4, 2010)
This qualitative study used focus groups to identify the knowledge about the "Arts du Cirque" Program implemented in a primary school and to explore perceptions of its impacts. Data are based on the discourse of school staff members, parents and other members of the community of an elementary school. The impacts on students are illustrated in terms of prioritized values, academic and skill learning, behavior, self-esteem, sense of belonging and child-adult relationship. Impacts are also reported regarding school staff members, parents and other members of the community. Adequacy is shown between the development and deployment of cross-curricular competencies in the "Arts du Cirque" Program and what is prescribed by the "Quebec School Program." Results show evidence of a rapprochement between parents and teachers and of the support of the community at large mainly as an audience. Work must go in order to develop stronger family-school-community relationships. (Contains 1 table and 1 footnote.) [This research was made possible thanks to support from the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres Family-School-Community and Cross-Curricular Competencies Research Laboratory.]
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada