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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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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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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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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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Saraniero, Patricia; Goldberg, Merryl R.; Hall, Brenda – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2014
This paper examines the impact of two approaches to teacher professional development in arts integration--a summer institute model and a model combining the summer institute with instructional coaching. In an experimental design, the intervention trained third and fourth grade teachers to integrate visual arts and theater into reading curriculum.…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Faculty Development, Institutes (Training Programs)
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Ellrodt, John Charles; Fico, Maria; Harnett, Susanne; Ramsey, Lori Gerstein; Lopez, Angelina – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2014
The Global Writes (GW) model is a well-designed performing arts integrated literacy program that builds local and global support among students, teachers, and arts partners through the use of innovative technologies. Through local partnerships between schools and arts organizations forged by GW, classroom teachers and local teaching artists build…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Activities, Literacy, Writing Instruction
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Palmer Wolf, Dennie; Holochwost, Steven J.; Bar-Zemer, Tal; Dargan, Amanda; Selhorst, Anika – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2014
The authors investigated the association between participation in Nations in Neighborhoods (NiN), a program of folk and traditional arts instruction, and achievement in English language arts in a sample of low-income elementary school students, many of whom were recent immigrants and English language learners. The program drew on the core…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, Program Effectiveness, Art Education, Language Arts
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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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Poldberg, Monique M.,; Trainin, Guy; Andrzejczak, Nancy – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
This paper explores the integration of art, literacy and science in a second grade classroom, showing how an integrative approach has a positive and lasting influence on student achievement in art, literacy, and science. Ways in which art, science, language arts, and cognition intersect are reviewed. Sample artifacts are presented along with their…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Art Education, Literacy Education, Science Education
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An, Song; Capraro, Mary Margaret; Tillman, Daniel A. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
This article presents exploratory research investigating the way teachers integrate music into their regular mathematics lessons as well as the effects of music-mathematics interdisciplinary lessons on elementary school students' mathematical abilities of modeling, strategy and application. Two teachers and two classes of first grade and third…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Music Activities, Elementary School Mathematics
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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
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