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ERIC Number: EJ971389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Performing Our World: Affirming Cultural Diversity through Music Education
Hoffman, Adria R.
Music Educators Journal, v98 n4 p61-65 Jun 2012
This article describes a culturally responsive music curriculum through which students and teachers affirmed diverse stories of individuals present in our public school community. An arts-integrated curriculum project helped make learning more meaningful while concurrently creating a safe learning space for students. This grant-funded project comprised three interwoven facets: a schoolwide focus on world cultures and U.S. immigrant populations throughout the academic year; community celebrations of student learning through arts-based, experiential activities; and a core group of students who met weekly with teaching artists each week to disseminate knowledge via community informances. The themes connecting disciplines, content areas, and the school community served as lenses through which students gained artistic and academic skills as well as conceptual understandings about elements of language, culture, and community. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Europe