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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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Kuhn, Mason; Pepanyan, Marine; Tallakson, Denise – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2020
This paper shares the results of an exploratory study that measured the change in Executive Function (EF) skills of At-Risk third-grade students with varying Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) before and after an Arts-Integration (AI) program. Student EF skills were measured using the Minnesota Executive Function Scale (MEFS) and a statistically…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Grade 3, Elementary School Students, At Risk Students
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Economidou Stavrou, Natassa; Chrysostomou, Smaragda; Socratous, Harris – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2011
The unity of knowledge represents an old idea with new manifestations. During the last decades integrated approaches in teaching and learning have become increasingly popular. Applications of integrative approaches between the arts and other school subjects exist in many countries around the world, offering insights into the problems and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Music Education, Kindergarten
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Blatt-Gross, Carolina – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2011
Concurrent to the present reduction of arts education in mainstream American schools, many evolutionary-minded scholars are asserting that artistic behavior contributes significantly to cognition, has been advantageous for our survival, and satisfies psychological needs that are biologically embedded. Supported by long-term and wide-spread art…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Music, Social Behavior, Child Behavior
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Warash, Bobbie – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2009
This visual arts project was initiated at the West Virginia University Laboratory School (Nursery School) several years ago and has assisted children in reproducing prints of famous artists. Using the principles of behaviorism in conjunction with developmentally appropriate practice has helped young children to extend their knowledge in the visual…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Visual Arts, Art Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Harris, Maureen Ann – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2007
While a growing body of research reveals the beneficial effects of music on education performance the value of music in educating the young child is not being recognized. If research of students in the school system indicates that learning through the arts can benefit the "whole" child, that math achievement scores are significantly…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement