ERIC Number: EJ1168267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
"A Symphony of Possibilities": The Joy of Art and Writing through "The Beat Within"
Arthur, Deborah Smith
Teaching Artist Journal, v15 n3-4 p163-168 2017
"The Beat Within" is a writing and art program and publication based in San Francisco that gives a voice to incarcerated youth in various locations across the country. This article recounts the experience of the partnership between a community-based learning course at Portland State University and juvenile detention in Multnomah County, Oregon, using "The Beat Within" as the means for prosocial interaction between university students and incarcerated youth. Included within the article are reflections from youth participants, university students, and the author about the power of the partnership.
Descriptors: Art Education, Writing Instruction, Educational Opportunities, Partnerships in Education, Community Organizations, College Programs, Outreach Programs, School Community Programs, College Students, Juvenile Justice, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: California (San Francisco); Oregon (Portland)
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