ERIC Number: EJ855011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
The Children's Peace Project: Service-Learning and Art Education
Taylor, Pamela G.
International Education Journal, v6 n5 p581-586 Dec 2005
This paper presents the case of a service-learning art experience in an after-school housing development program. Beginning with a dialogue concerning peace and how it can become part of their world, children and pre-service teachers explored and connected the idea of peace through symbols, metaphor and idealism in works of art. A critical and reflective account of this experience demonstrates the ways that young children and pre-service art teachers can benefit from meaningful and socially relevant service-learning activities.
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Art Education, Figurative Language, Art Teachers, Teaching Methods, Service Learning, After School Programs, Peace, Program Descriptions, Preservice Teachers, Educational Benefits, Public Housing, Elementary School Students, Reflection
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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