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ERIC Number: EJ792426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1498
The Dance of Diversity: White Male Teachers and Arts Based Instruction for Classrooms
Dowdy, Joanne Kilgour; Campbell, Deborah
High School Journal, v91 n4 p1-11 Apr-May 2008
Reading and Writing for Adolescence and Adulthood is a course for teacher candidates that introduces them to arts-based literacy instruction. The purpose is to train teachers to enhance reading and writing skills in adolescents. The pre-service teachers were encouraged to study theory and perform practical exercises using the arts so that they could share their experience with their own high schools students. Evidence of their growth as teacher/leaders who understand and value the arts, regardless of the content area that they work in, is evident in their comments about arts-based literacy instruction. This study is a reminder that young teachers from all backgrounds represent a significant opportunity to change the course of literacy instruction so that more youth are successful in and outside of formal learning institutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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