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Asher, Rikki – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2008
The Pardada Pardadi Girls Vocational School (PPGVS) in India was established in 2000 by Virendera (Sam) Singh, a retired U.S. Dupont South Asia department head to address the issue of gender bias in India. According to the school's website, nearly half of India's population is illiterate: males outnumber females two-to-one in literacy and drop-out…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indians, Females, Gender Bias
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Mehta, Shital – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2006
The author of this article, an art teacher, describes a lesson in which her elementary school students used acrylics to paint a cityscape of Bombay, India. After seeing huge canvas paintings at an art gallery, the students wanted to paint their own. They performed an exercise in which they closed their eyes, thought about the city, and listed all…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Art Education, Foreign Countries, Art Teachers
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Walkup, Nancy; Moreno, Carla – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2006
In this article, the authors relate how they decided to offer their fifth graders a one-day celebration in honor of Diwali, one of the most popular Hindu festivals in India, enjoyed by people of every religion. They combined learning about the tradition with Indian music and film, art-making, special foods, and dance performances. Their students…
Descriptors: Art Education, Teaching Methods, Art Activities, Holidays