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ERIC Number: EJ1068467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
The Curtain Rises: How Community-Based Arts Contribute to Youth and Community Development
Fuqua, Jennifer
Afterschool Matters, n7 p34-42 Spr 2008
In any community you can find people--often a lot of people--who value the arts and support the idea of providing a place where young people can share in creating artistic products. Community-based arts programs support positive youth development in city neighborhoods and in smaller towns across America. Research has found connections between typical models of community-based arts programs and authentic learning, as described here using the author's observations as a teaching artist and program director. Highlighted is evidence that community-based arts programs are key to the futures of young people, particularly alienated youth who struggle to find a place in public school systems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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