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ERIC Number: EJ786077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Working towards Balance: Arts Integration in Pre-Service Teacher Education in an Era of Standardization
Donahue, Dave; Stuart, Jennifer
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v24 n2 p343-355 Feb 2008
Drawing on pre-service teachers' curriculum, the promises and pitfalls of three orientations to arts integration--making, analyzing, and balancing--are described. While few pre-service teachers create balanced curriculum where students make and analyze art, even fewer implement such lessons as student teachers. By contrast, most pre-service teachers initially approach arts integration by asking students to make or analyze art. Such patterns imply teacher educators need to identify fieldwork placements supporting arts integration, frame pre-service teachers' initial arts integration as steps to be nurtured by continuing professional development, and prepare teachers committed to the arts to resist narrow definitions of learning in a climate of standardization.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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