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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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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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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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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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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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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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LaJevic, Lisa – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
Researching how Arts Integration is practiced in a primary school, this article explores how elementary teachers understand, implement, and experience Arts Integration. Weaving together personal experiences, teacher interviews, focus group sessions, classroom observations, and written texts, I investigate how the arts are often devalued in Arts…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Activities, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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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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Burnaford, Gail – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2009
This study was conducted in a large urban school district. Fifty-nine elementary schools, designated as Fine Arts Schools by the district, were organized as a Fine Arts School Network. The school district partnered with an external arts organization to deliver research-based, consistent and collaborative professional development to art, music,…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Art Teachers, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education
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McVarish, Judith – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2009
Helping pre-service teachers to feel competent and courageous about the mathematics they will find themselves teaching as elementary school teachers is a critical component of any math methods course. This paper addresses this aim by highlighting a process that involves pre-service teachers in creating original mathematics literature books. This…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Teachers