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Rodriguez Vega, Silvia – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2018
In 2018 there have been constant anti-immigrant rhetoric, policies, and enforcement. Most recently, Trump referred to immigrant children as "future criminals" who needed to be kept in prison-like detention centers and "tender age facilities" (Min Kim, 2018). Meanwhile, the 4.5 million children of immigrants already in the US…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Immigration, Public Policy, Presidents
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Li, Dan – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2018
Issues-based art education encourages students to express their perspectives on different social issues through art making. In this article, the author discusses racial issues with middle school students through contemporary artwork discussion and hands-on poster making. The difficulties that students encounter in their poster making session will…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Art Education, Middle School Students, Social Problems
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Etherington, Matthew – Art Education, 2018
In this article Matthew Etherington shares his experiences, successes, and challenges in implementing a 7th-grade fashion design unit in which he attempts to realize his curricular vision through critical visual culture pedagogy and role-playing. During the 4-week lesson period, Etherington's instructional checkpoints were broken into three main…
Descriptors: Clothing, Role Playing, Grade 7, Art Education
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Dravenstadt, Danielle Wayne – Art Education, 2018
In this article, the author describes a choice-based art unit she designed for her 7th-grade students, discussing how choice impacted student motivation and how this relates to playful exploration, meaning making, and sharing. With the implementation of a personally meaningful found-object unit, students' motivation increased because of the…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Units of Study, Student Motivation, Student Centered Learning
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Neves, Molly; Graham, Mark A. – Art Education, 2018
Place-based education incorporates local communities into school curriculum, recognizing the importance of local traditions, communities, and ecosystems, and emphasizing content that has reference to community life and local ecology. One elementary art teacher worked to connect place to her own artistic identity and to her work teaching elementary…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Art Education, Elementary School Students, Inquiry
Lamme, Sheryl – Educational Leadership, 2018
This piece showcases three schoolwide art projects that promoted social justice, belonging, and diversity. A yarn bombing in a Missouri elementary school gave students an opportunity to learn cross-curriculum lessons and promote the idea of unity among all cultures and backgrounds. A glass bead mosaic in a First Nations school in British Columbia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Products, Art Activities, Social Justice
Lenarz, Lisa M. – Educational Leadership, 2018
This piece showcases three schoolwide art projects that promoted social justice, belonging, and diversity. A yarn bombing in a Missouri elementary school gave students an opportunity to learn cross-curriculum lessons and promote the idea of unity among all cultures and backgrounds. A glass bead mosaic in a First Nations school in British Columbia…
Descriptors: Art Products, Art Activities, Social Justice, Cultural Pluralism
Brogan, Mikel – Educational Leadership, 2018
This piece showcases three schoolwide art projects that promoted social justice, belonging, and diversity. A yarn bombing in a Missouri elementary school gave students an opportunity to learn cross-curriculum lessons and promote the idea of unity among all cultures and backgrounds. A glass bead mosaic in a First Nations school in British Columbia…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Products, Social Justice, Cultural Pluralism
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Sullivan, P. Teal; Carsten Conner, L. D.; Guthrie, Mareca; Pompea, Stephen; Tsurusaki, Blakely K.; Tzou, Carrie – Science and Children, 2017
This article describes a chemistry/art activity that originated in an National Science Foundation--funded two-week STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) academy for grade 4-6 girls. The authors recommend using this investigation in conjunction with other activities focusing on chemical change as a step toward fulfilling the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Standards, Observation
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Stewart, Connie; Oster, Wendi K. – Art Education, 2017
This resource describes how one art classroom used "everyday labor" as a topic to connect artmaking to community workplaces. The work of Theaster Gates, Faith Ringgold, Jacob Lawrence, Jeremy Deller, and Adrian Piper are suggested to stimulate class dialogue about work, labor, and jobs. The author invited members of their farming…
Descriptors: Art Education, Labor, Employment, Studio Art
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Rufo, David – Art Education, 2017
Art therapists use pictorial image making to help patients communicate feelings through creative expression and cope with traumatic experiences through the artistic processes (Ulman, 2001). With children, art therapy is used as a way to discern their emotional states and determine their relationships to the external world (Edwards, 2008). However,…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Mathematics Anxiety, Creativity, Grade 5
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Lee, SeungYeon – Art Education, 2017
A student's lack of belief in his or her own ability to do well in school can be a driving component of disengagement. In response, the author created art activities aimed to build students' confidence in their ability to learn, carry out a given art task, and identify a competence; such asset-based thinking approaches encourage students to reach…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Urban Education, Competence
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Tornero, Stephen; Kan, Koon Hwee – Art Education, 2017
The demands of art projects in public schools may not fit with reality for many exceptional students because the project outcomes are often too specific (Henley, 1992). One strong motivator for students is looking at and discussing visual culture, involving all the images they see and all the visual experiences they have every day. This pedagogy…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Humor, Inclusion, Student Motivation
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Mathes, Katy – Art Education, 2017
Student engagement and autonomy work to foster growth in students and increase the amount of time they spend creating artwork. Maximizing artmaking time for students is crucial. In elementary art, classroom management is key. In order to address her biggest struggle--classroom management at the beginning of class (student engagement, timing, and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Personal Autonomy, Art Education, Art Activities
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McElhany, Jacqueline S. – Art Education, 2017
Author Jaqueline McElhany, reflects upon her experiences, flawed teaching method, and lessons learned during her first year as a middle school art teacher, with a project that involved making West African ceremonial face masks. The article focuses on the changes she made to shift her teaching methods and classroom environment from discipline-based…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods, Middle School Teachers, Art Teachers
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