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ERIC Number: EJ1115108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
Arts Infusion and Literacy Achievement within Underserved Communities: A Matter of Equity
Carney, Charles L.; Weltsek, Gustave J.; Hall, M. Lynne; Brinn, Ginger
Arts Education Policy Review, v117 n4 p230-243 2016
There is ample evidence that arts added to the K-12 curriculum can have many positive learning impacts. Nevertheless, many states do not promote such instruction as an integral part of classroom plans. For particular schools with underserved populations, arts-enhanced curricula can be a powerful learning tool. Beyond arts integration, arts infusion methodologies woven into teachers' classroom instruction use art to help students who may be struggling with learning access information in a more tangible way. This article provides a case study of how drama-based pedagogy was used in a school serving an underserved population. After exposure to the arts infusion technique, these elementary school students scored dramatically higher on standardized tests for language skills. The outcome provides a strong argument for arts infusion as a classroom tool.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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