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ERIC Number: EJ981910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
Angelina, Who Whispered in Three Languages: A Story of One Success in Arts Integration and International Collaboration
Bresciano, Cora
Teaching Artist Journal, v10 n4 p229-238 2012
In a virtual space between nations, children can come together to learn about and appreciate each other's culture--and their own. As the Co-Executive Director of Blue Planet Writers' Room, a nonprofit writing center in West Palm Beach, Florida, the author was one of the creators of an international collaboration through which they taught arts-integrated writing workshops and partnered students at North Grade Elementary School in Lake Worth, Florida, with their peers at Habla: The Center for Language and Culture in Merida, Mexico. As the students interacted and contributed to the creation of an online showcase for their work, they were learning about more than writing and art: they were also learning to appreciate their heritages and those of their local and international peers, and they were coming to realize that multilingualism is a valuable gift. This article discusses the larger context, methods, and goals of the collaborative project and traces the progress and experience of one trilingual student, Angelina, a ten-year-old North Grade third grader from a Guatemalan family.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Mexico