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ERIC Number: EJ993358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Van Go: A Labor of Love
Williams, Jennifer
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v112 n4 p34-35 Dec 2012
Like a tapestry woven with one outstanding thread from beginning to end, the author's forty-year tenure as an art educator has its golden thread in her Van Go art outreach project. Quite literally, she takes students in a "van" and they "go," mostly on dirt roads, taking art to rural schools in Idaho, some of which have no more than three students in the entire school. In the 1970s, the Prairie School was their maiden adventure: up highway 20, through mule deer and sagebrush, across Cow Creek Bridge, past pictographs, and up treacherous, dusty, and winding roads. Word-of-mouth soon carried them to other remote locations throughout Idaho. Project Van Go promotes self-esteem for many at-risk students and student-teachers new to the teaching profession. It also brings art to disenfranchised schools that do not have the benefit of art curriculums, art supplies, or art teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Idaho