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Kim, Jeong-Hee; Wiehe-Beck, Anna – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
Teachers in many countries live the language of standards although it is confined to uniformity and standardization. In the United States, for example, teachers teach to what is now called the Common Core State Standards that focus on students' college and career readiness while falling short of developing good judgment and wisdom. In this…
Descriptors: Art Education, Imagination, Elementary School Students, Teacher Educators
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Ehrlin, Anna – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
Music activities can have a positive impact on pupils' schooling. It is therefore interesting to obtain more knowledge about pupils' perceptions of different kinds of music activities in school and how these activities affect their schooling. The study was conducted in Sweden at a municipal elementary school where pupils are offered choral lessons…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Singing, Student Attitudes
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Song, Young Imm Kang; Donovan, Lisa – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2013
This paper discusses a cultural exchange project that is being conducted between classrooms at the Songwon Elementary School in South Korea and the Lee School in Massachusetts, USA. As its main communication tool between the students in the two countries, this project uses VoiceThread--an audiovisual discussion tool that can serve as an ideal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Exchange Programs, Elementary Schools, Audiovisual Aids
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Baxter, Marsha – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2010
How might songs, like John Lennon's "Imagine" or Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the wind", offer ways to explore alternative ways of being in the world, to challenge the status quo? How might these songs become springboards for original pieces that capture students' ideas about world issues? In this article, I observe what happens…
Descriptors: Musicians, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Social Justice