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ERIC Number: EJ834616
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
Talking Art: Fostering Positive Dialogue between Arts Specialists and Classroom Teachers
Purnell, Paula G.
Teaching Artist Journal, v3 n4 p254-260 Feb 2005
The author had an opportunity to teach two professional development classes at the Children's Museum in Pittsburgh. One class was titled "American History through Folk Music" and the other "Celebrating Diversity in the Classroom through the Arts." The subject matter brought together a wonderful collection of teaching professionals--from preschool through high school--representing a range of subjects including social studies, math, English, science, special education, art, music, and physical education. Almost immediately, however, they encountered communication problems. With this in mind, the author decided to engaged the participants of subsequent professional development classes in discussion geared toward fostering more positive dialogue between arts specialists and classroom teacher. This article summarizes the results of the class discussions and workshop experiences and offers suggestions for stronger coordination of arts learning efforts. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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