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Nelson, Clovis Benjamin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the study was to explore how a group of at-risk youth in a South Florida alternative high school experienced a freehand visual arts drawing lesson as a learning portal to the teaching of the basic principles of geometry. These young people were completely devoid of interest in and failed to understand basic geometrical concepts.…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Nontraditional Education, High School Students, Art Education
Gross, Kelly – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of inclusive postmodern visual arts education for students with ED. The research examines arts learning, social skill interaction development, and general academic achievement. Previous research in the field of special education has focused almost exclusively on behavioral interventions from…
Descriptors: Art Education, Emotional Disturbances, High School Students, Case Studies
Hinds, Grace Naomi – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The role of arts education has been discussed at length throughout the United States for many years. Arts educational programs have maintained resounding successes in graduation and attendance statistics. However, it is unclear if there is a correlation or causal relationship between arts education programs and students' self-efficacy and sense of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Art Education, Art Activities, Self Efficacy
Anderson, Emma Jane – ProQuest LLC, 2017
For nearly one hundred years, from progressive education to critical pedagogy, philosophers, researchers, and educators have advocated for listening, respecting, and providing space for the learner's voice within education. When teaching challenging science content, it is vital to provide both a context for the knowledge and a reason for learning…
Descriptors: Art Education, Science Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Workshops
Goodwin, Donna Jackson – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Art teachers have, in some manner, always assessed student learning and progress. However, many art teachers do not have the training in assessment to be able to describe and defend their process, nor has there been research to support the effectiveness of how art teachers assess student learning. This study examines the ways six visual art…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Teachers, Public Schools, Elementary School Teachers
Nusbaum, Jamie L. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between academic achievement of secondary charter and traditional schools. Despite the national proliferation of charter schools, few people are studying the academic impact these schools are having with regard to state-mandated tests. Charter schools have been funded and politically…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Sustainability, Academic Achievement, Grade 10
Lovett, Andrew, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
High school graduation is the single largest hurdle that students must achieve to prepare for college and career (National Governor's Association, 2011). Fleischman & Heppen (2009) agree that American high schools must address the problem of declining graduation rate. Approximately 1.28 million students drop out of high school annually (Amos,…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High Schools, Art Education, Fine Arts
Mills, Deborah N. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The study was used to develop an understanding of the nature of a creative learning experience that incorporated the foundational elements of Reggio Emilia, place-based education, and experience design. The study took place in an urban high school with eight students in an advanced placement art class. The qualitative research project revolved…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Integrated Curriculum, Art Education, Science Education
Wunsch, Patricia Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Many high school students are either intimidated or unmotivated when faced with science courses taught with a traditional teaching methodology. The focus of this study was the integration of the arts, specifically the Creative Arts Laboratory (CAL) approach, into the teaching methodology and assessment of a high school chemistry class, with…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Chemistry, High School Students
Gallagher, Faustina – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study assessed the relationship of an Arts Summer Learning Program (Arts Program) to student academic performance and college readiness. A North Texas school district collaborated with a research-based Arts Program in 2010, and a new approach was implemented in the summer school program for low-performing students who had failed courses in…
Descriptors: Art Education, Summer Programs, Academic Achievement, College Readiness
Thorsen, Mark J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study describes the experiences of suburban area high school 10th, 11th, and 12th grade art students immersed in a cross-curricular study of the Holocaust and genocide. Three participant-educators, art teachers, and I, a history teacher, designed a two week curricular unit which was implemented in January, 2010, to increase…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Death, Art Education, Art Teachers