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ERIC Number: EJ823096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0271-6062
Using Interdisciplinary Arts Education to Enhance Learning
Lorimer, Maureen Reilly
Principal, v88 n3 p8-12 Jan-Feb 2009
Amid crossing currents of educational expectations pressing on principals, the author advocates for enhancing inclusion of the visual and performing arts. Although electives and clubs provide arts exposure to a selected few, many students do not receive consistent and high-quality arts experiences. Carefully planned, interdisciplinary arts education has the potential to provide a relevant and developmentally responsive curriculum that enhances learning for all. Drawing from a body of research, including a recent study of middle-level schools, this article presents strategies and benefits related to using interdisciplinary arts education as a foundation for presenting the visual and performing arts as integral components in educating the whole child. (Contains 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A