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Sabeti, Shari – Literacy, 2016
Creative writing is often thought of as an individual and solitary pursuit. This is partly owing to Romantic (and still popular) notions of "creativity" as residing in highly gifted individuals, but also to the widely held belief that "writing" is a lonely rather than a social activity. The research presented in this paper…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Ethnography, Creativity, Interviews
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Brouillette, Liane – Arts Education Policy Review, 2012
This article looks at how arts integration can boost the language development of limited English proficient students in kindergarten through second grade. I first review existing research on how young children learn and describe the special challenges faced by children who must learn in an unfamiliar language. I then identify arts-based mechanisms…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Kindergarten, Literacy, Grade 2
Morris, Roma – Principal, 2009
Many people talk about arts integration, but not everyone can actually walk the talk. In this article, the author describes how she vigorously embraced arts integration as an administrator at Casey Elementary, an urban, art-integrated school located in central Mississippi. The author contends that it requires total focus, and an enormous amount of…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Urban Schools, Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Phillips, Hannah – Research in Drama Education, 2016
This article responds to intermediality through a case study of an intermedial applied performance for young people. "Heterophobia," a hybrid fusion of live performance, digital technology, social media and urban street art, aimed to challenge homophobia in schools and online. Intermediality was used as a tool to enhance young people's…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Cultural Influences, Homosexuality, Social Bias
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Thomas, Elizabeth; Walton, Marsha; Baker-Olson, Anna; Blaber, Isabelle; Parker, Remi; Becton, Michele – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2021
The development of democratic citizenship and youth leadership requires an ability to collaborate with others in ways that are jointly empowering. In this study, we sought to understand how students at an urban liberal arts college in the United States framed their own and others' efficacy and responsibility in narrative accounts of situations…
Descriptors: College Students, Citizen Participation, Student Responsibility, Cooperation
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Cummings, Karen L. – Art Education, 2012
Research conducted in nearly the last decade has drawn attention to the fact that adolescents often feel disconnected with schooling. Youth are described as bored, unmotivated, uninterested, not listening, and feeling averse to learning. In studies highlighting urban adolescents, feelings of disconnection, disaffection, and despair are noted.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Student Attitudes, Urban Youth, Art Education
Creedon, Dennis W. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2011
Stress is a major health problem in urban neighborhoods, but integrating the arts into education can help children deal with stress. Stress reduces or eliminates a child's ability to learn by increasing the production of cortisol in the brain, while working in the arts has been shown to produce endorphin, which counteracts the effects of cortisol.…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Neighborhoods, Urban Education, Stress Variables
Rooney, Maeve – Online Submission, 2020
The purpose of this study was to determine how trauma-informed approaches in an urban elementary school art room can foster empowerment in students who have been exposed to trauma and have developed Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorders. I implemented a pedagogy focused on promoting empowerment through art making, then collected data on the…
Descriptors: Trauma, Art Education, Urban Schools, Elementary School Students
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Allen-Handy, Ayana; Ifill, Valerie; Schaar, Raja Y.; Woodard, Monique; Rogers, Michelle – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2021
The preparation of urban educators has gained widespread attention across education policy, research, and practice. As US urban cities have become more diverse, the teacher workforce has not kept up, and the racial/ethnic demographics of students and teachers are disproportionately incongruent. In order to eradicate an education landscape that…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Culturally Relevant Education, Social Justice
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Anderson, Alida; Loughlin, Sandra M. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2014
Teacher and student academic discourse was examined in an urban arts-integrated school to better understand facilitation of students' English language learning. Participants' discourse was compared across English language arts (ELA) lessons with and without classroom drama in a third-grade classroom of English learning (EL) students (N = 18) with…
Descriptors: Drama, Teaching Methods, Academic Discourse, Speech Acts
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Verschelden, Griet; Van Eeghem, Elly; Steel, Riet; De Visscher, Sven; Dekeyrel, Carlos – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
This article addresses the position of community art practices and the role of practitioners in urban cracks. Community art practices raise possibilities for a reconceptualisation of the concept of community and an extension of the concept of art in public space. Urban cracks are conceptualised as spatial, temporal and relational manifestations of…
Descriptors: Art Expression, Urban Areas, Community Development, Learning Processes
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Sabeti, Shari – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
This paper is based on a long-term ethnography of an adult creative writing class situated in a major urban art gallery in the United Kingdom. It takes the claims of one group of older adults--that creative writing made them "feel younger"--as the starting point for exploring this connection further. It places these claims broadly within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals)
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Herman, David, Jr.; Kraehe, Amelia; Bartholomee, Lucy; Lewis, Tyson – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
Today there is a lot of discussion about creative economies and how cities are the engines driving growth in a variety of industries. But cities are not merely rows of buildings, or sets of laws, such as zoning ordinances or parking regulations. A city is, rather, a set of dynamic experiences that we all participate in as co(labor)ators. As a way…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Art Education, Activism, Urban Education
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Shaw, Ryan D. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2018
With the intent of improving understanding of cuts to elementary arts programs, the purpose of this research was to investigate how one urban school district (Lansing School District in Lansing, Michigan) eliminated its elementary arts specialists. Research questions were (1) What policy conditions enabled the Lansing School District's decision to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Decision Making, Case Studies
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Clarke, Angela; Hulbert, Shane – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2016
Fine art education provides students with opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills to respond creatively to their experience of society and culture. Fostering creative ways of knowing, thinking and doing requires studio learning conditions that promote the exploration of embodied perceptions, material sensibilities and conceptual ideas that…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Sustainability, Teaching Methods, Art Education
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