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ERIC Number: EJ839573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1056-3997
Community, Collaboration, and Creativity: The Potential of Art Education to Create Change
Prettyman, Sandra Spickard; Gargarella, Elisa B.
Mid-Western Educational Researcher, v19 n4 p12-19 Fall 2006
The authors used qualitative methods to examine a high school summer arts program in the Midwest, and researched how the program promotes the creative and aesthetic development of students and teachers, as well as an appreciation for cultural and environmental diversity and conservation. We argue the program provides a space, both physical and emotional, where students could come together, recognize the power of community and collaboration in their lives, and engage in powerful creative work. This experience helped them recognize their own responsibility in creating cultural, environmental, and social awareness and change, and moved them toward becoming change agents in their own communities. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A