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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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Scheckel, Benita Landesman; Kula, Stacy M. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2021
Because long-term English language learners (LTELs) in California normatively take two hours of English language instruction beginning in middle school, their schedules disallow participation in electives, such as arts, representing a significant opportunity gap. This mixed methods study examined the student, parent, and teacher experiences as…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Music Education, Singing
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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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Mark, Sheron L.; Constantin, Geena M.; Tinnell, Terri L.; Alexander, Olivia – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2020
While middle school is a critical phase for science career development for all students (Maltese & Tai, 2009), this stage presents considerations for females in science, in particular. During middle school, the decline in science interest is greater for females than males and, for most students, the level of science interest developed during…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Education, Art Education, Learner Engagement
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Casciano, Rebecca; Cherfas, Lina; Jobson-Ahmed, Lauren – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2019
Little is known about the connection between arts-integrated education and social-emotional learning, particularly for students with disabilities. This paper draws on data from a case study of a federally-funded arts integration program called Everyday Arts for Special Education (EASE) to identify the mechanisms by which arts-integrated teaching…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Art Education, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Hipp, Jamie; Sulentic Dowell, Margaret-Mary – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2019
This case study investigates the factors that challenge and support preservice teachers' (PST) arts integration beliefs and practices. The participants include a total of 74 PSTs enrolled in a mandatory university arts course at a large Southern university across three consecutive semesters. Concurrent with arts class enrollment, PSTs are also…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Art Activities, Art Education
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Garrett, Robyne; Dawson, Katie; Meiners, Jeff; Wrench, Alison – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2018
Contemporary schooling produces unequal educational outcomes in Australia and across the globe. While mandated high-stakes tests supposedly place all students on a common scale, they can limit pedagogic practices and often fail to recognize the "abilities" or embodied knowledge of many children. In addressing these challenges,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Art Education, Integrated Activities
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Shaw, Louise J.; Valerie, Lynda M. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2018
In this article, the authors consider the role that arts-integrated writing might play in shaping student learning opportunities. It explores the topic of using photos, drawings, and other images in the classroom as visual texts to mediate personal expression, thinking, and learning with language-based texts. Existing literature on multimodal…
Descriptors: Role, Art, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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Chen, Vicky – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2017
This paper is a self-study that uses the lens of Vygotsky's four phases of sign acquisition to examine one student writer's development of voice through writing produced from 5th grade through her second year of graduate school (17 years). Growing up as a twin--and as a visually impaired individual--the author learned how to use the written word…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Skill Development, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary School Students
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Simpson Steele, Jamie – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2016
Pomaika'i Elementary School has answered a call to improve education by providing content instruction through the arts. How does school wide arts integration in an elementary setting support students as they transition to middle school? This bounded case study examines the experiences of eight families through a series of interviews with students,…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Elementary School Curriculum
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Windsor-Liscombe, Suzanne Gloria – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2016
This paper, derived from a larger case study, presents new perspectives on arts-integrated elementary schools. It focusses on several issues including teacher understandings of arts-integrated pedagogy, willingness to collaborate, arts credentials, and teacher perceptions of those students enrolling from outside catchment area. Hence it raises the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Teachers
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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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Leigh, S. Rebecca – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2015
This paper examines how elementary children develop voice in a classroom where art and language have equal import from four different contexts: group, guided, table, and independent shares. Specifically, this paper highlights one child in particular: Rebecca, a writer who discovers art as a way of knowing and develops a greater appreciation for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Writing (Composition), Artists
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Klein, Julie L.; Gray, Phyllis; Zhbanova, Ksenia S.; Rule, Audrey C. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2015
Arts integration in science has benefits of increasing student engagement and understanding. Lessons focusing on form and function of animal skulls provide an effective example of how handicrafts integrated with science instruction motivate students and support learning. The study involved students ages 9-12 during a week-long summer day camp.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Animals, Books, Creative Activities
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Doyle, Dennis; Huie Hofstetter, Carolyn; Kendig, Julie; Strick, Betsy – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2014
CoTA (Collaborations: Teachers and Artists) is a professional development program that empowers teachers to access the arts in everyday instruction to support student achievement. CoTA schools commit to intense, 3-year collaborations for ten weeks each year where teachers learn to capitalize on arts content and strategies to promote knowledge and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Faculty Development, Educational Cooperation
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