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Brouillette, Liane – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2022
This article examines the goal of kindergarten, along with how the youngest members of a kindergarten cohort may be disadvantaged by an over-emphasis on reading skills. Evidence is examined, showing that kindergartners benefit from learning practical, social, artistic and oral language skills. Effective ways that early elementary school teachers…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Early Childhood Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Reading Skills
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Graham, Nicholas James; Brouillette, Liane – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2016
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have brought a stronger emphasis on engineering into K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) instruction. Introducing the design process used in engineering into science classrooms simulated a dialogue among some educators about adding the arts to the mix. This led to proposals for…
Descriptors: Art Education, STEM Education, Scientific Methodology, Elementary School Science
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Brouillette, Liane; Childress-Evans, Karen; Hinga, Briana; Farkas, George – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2014
In this article, we look at the impact of an arts integration program offered at five large urban elementary schools on the daily attendance and oral language skills of children in kindergarten through second grade. Many of the children attending these schools spoke a language other than English at home. Teaching artists visited each class weekly…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Skills, Standardized Tests, Scores
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Richardson, Ronald; Brouillette, Liane – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
This article summarizes a quasi-experimental study, which demonstrated that integration of historic and ethnic music into the American history curriculum may lead to increased knowledge of the cultural and physical geography of the United States as well as enhanced student engagement. An experiment (n = 215) conducted with eighth grade students…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, History Instruction, Music, United States History
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Brouillette, Liane; Jennings, Lynne – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2010
This article describes the unique multicultural arts program that has developed at Freese Elementary School, located only 20 minutes from the United States-Mexico border, in the southeastern corner of the San Diego Unified School District. The Arts and Culture Magnet Program at Freese grew out of the need build bridges in a neighborhood where…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Art Education, Multicultural Education, Magnet Schools