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ERIC Number: EJ953504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1077-5315
Bringing Carnaval Drum and Dance Traditions into 4-H Programming for Latino Youth
Conklin-Ginop, Evelyn; Braverman, Marc T.; Caruso, Robyn; Bone, Dennis
Journal of Extension, v49 n4 Article 4IAW1 Aug 2011
4-H Bloco Drum and Dance is an afterschool program that teaches adolescents drumming, dancing, and theater arts in the rich traditions of Brazilian Carnaval. Teens learn to express themselves in a variety of modalities and perform at community events. The program was developed by a community coalition that included 4-H, other youth programs, and the school district. Most program participants are Latino, high-risk youth. Program evaluation revealed that 4-H Bloco has positive impacts with regard to cultural appreciation, gang-related attitudes and awareness, health awareness, exercise, and nutrition. Bloco demonstrates the value of culturally relevant arts education in Extension youth programming. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California