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Goldstein, Thalia R.; Lerner, Matthew D.; Paterson, Sarah; Jaeggi, Lena; Toub, Tamara Spiewak; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathryn; Golinkof, Roberta – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2019
Arts programs are often credited with helping children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) gain cognitive and social skills. As with all claims of transfer from experience in the arts to abilities in non-arts domains, empirical evidence is mixed, and often criticized for both imprecise methodologies and a lack of connection back to the art form…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Program Effectiveness
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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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Ludwig, Meredith Jane; Mengli, Song; Kouyate-Tate, Akua; Cooper, Jennifer E.; Phillips, Lori; Greenbaum, Sarah – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2014
In 2010, the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, was awarded an Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD) grant to develop, implement, and disseminate a research-based program of professional development (PD) that equips prekindergarten and kindergarten teachers to infuse…
Descriptors: Art Education, Mathematics Instruction, Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers
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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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Pruitt, Lara; Ingram, Debra; Weiss, Cynthia – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2014
This paper will share the arts-integration methodology used in Project AIM and address the question; "How is translation evident in interdisciplinary arts instruction, and how does it affect students?" Methods: The staff and researchers from Project AIM, (an arts-integration program of the Center for Community Arts Partnerships at…
Descriptors: Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Integrated Activities, Student Surveys
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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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Ketovuori, Mikko – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2011
This article is about a multidisciplinary R&D project in which a Canadian Learning Through The Arts (LTTA) program was imported to Finland in 2003-2004. Cultural differences in arts education in Finland and Canada are discussed. While Finland has a national school curriculum with all the arts included. Canada relies more on partnerships to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Artists, Teachers
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Wilcox, Ruth A.; Bridges, Stacey L.; Montgomery, Diane – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2010
One strategy used by Project CREATES to enhance the fusion of social studies with the arts was to provide various forms of professional development to artists and teachers (Montgomery, Otto, & Hull, 2007), including seminars, book clubs, and on-site Arts Resource Coaches. The purpose of this study was to describe the role of the coaches as…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Artists, Art Education, Social Studies
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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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Saraniero, Patricia – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2008
Nationwide, many public school districts are struggling to keep arts education available for their students. One response to dwindling arts instruction has been the use of teaching artists. A teaching artist is at once a practicing artist and an educator. The formal empirical research on teaching artists is limited. This study used a mixed-method…
Descriptors: Artists, Art Teachers, Art Education, Art Activities
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Autin, Gwen H. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2007
Mathematics and art are often considered opposites in the traditional curriculum. In this project with fourth graders, mathematics and art provided a springboard for using fractions, in particular, the multiplication of fractions, using Chinese kites. The project began with a discussion of, "What does an artist really do in a mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Models, Art Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Kaufmann, Karen A. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2007
During spring, 2005 The University of Montana, Department of Drama/Dance successfully piloted a small ArtsBridge Program through a new service-learning course for advanced dance and drama students. This article describes the process of setting up the university-public school partnership; describes challenges to faculty, staff, scholars and host…
Descriptors: Drama, Art Activities, Service Learning, Dance Education
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Sirridge, Marjorie S.; Martin, Jennifer – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2006
For several years an interdisciplinary course called "Healing and the Arts" has been offered to undergraduates and medical students in a BA/MD program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Its stated purpose is to give students a theoretical and practical understanding of how the arts can be a healing force in people's lives.…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Humanities Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Undergraduate Students
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Catterall, James S. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2005
This article explores transfer of learning in the arts to non-arts learning. The analysis is presented in the context of theories of knowledge acquisition more generally. Behavioral and neuro-function processes are discussed.
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Interpersonal Communication, Art Education, Metacognition
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Brouillette, Liane R.; Burns, Maureen A. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2005
This article examines the origin of ArtsBridge America, a K-12 school/university arts education partnership. It also summarizes findings from a research study on the effect that ArtsBridge participation had on a sample of university arts students. The study indicated that the transition from student to teaching artist required transformation of…
Descriptors: Art Education, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Artists