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ERIC Number: EJ1068655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
Art + Technology Integration: Developing an After School Curriculum
Betts, J. David
Afterschool Matters, n2 p13-22 Spr 2003
More than three million children in the United States participate in some type of after school program (National Study, 1993) offering wide-ranging benefits to children, their families and the community (Pederson, et al, 1998). After school programs of many descriptions provide responsible adult supervision for youth, constructive activities and insulation from harmful peer pressures during high-risk hours (Fox & Newman, 1997). The arts education community, both locally and nationally, is an important source of successful programs that keep young people on track and promote a variety of useful art skills and activities. This article describes the attributes of one such program in Tucson, Arizona. The Multimedia Arts Education Program (MAEP) is an ongoing, intensive, after school computer-mediated art technology program begun in 1996 by the Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC). This five-semester program targeted at-risk middle school youth from disadvantaged families. Students worked with professional artist/teachers, learning to do computer graphics and publishing, language arts and word processing, computer animation and video production. Each semester was structured around the acquisition of basic art and computer skills as well as the completion of individual projects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona