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Whitmore, Kathryn F. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2017
This article reports findings from an evaluation study of a 10-week interactive drama residency in a large Head Start preschool in a southeastern state. The goal of the study was to learn about what happened when three to five-year old children and their teachers experienced interactive drama, with particular questions about how the young…
Descriptors: Drama, Teaching Methods, Early Intervention, Preschool Education
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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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Chemi, Tatiana – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2015
This article disseminates the results of a qualitative, case-based study carried on in Danish schools in 2008-2011. Results show that learning outputs can be seen as more than academic achievement, and the arts' contribution to learning can be viewed as more than the ancillary support of academic performance. Learning within an artful mindset…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Well Being, Qualitative Research
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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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Scripp, Lawrence; Paradis, Laura – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2014
This article provides a window into Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education's (CAPE) Partnerships in Arts Integration Research (PAIR) project conducted in Chicago public schools (CPS) (pairresults.org), which statistically demonstrates how a three-year arts integration project can impact treatment versus control students in both academic and arts…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Faculty Development, Academic Achievement
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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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Whiting, Ellen; Wear, Delese; Aultman, Julie M.; Zupp, Laurie – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
A vast literature exists on teaching reflection and reflective practice to trainees in small groups, yet with few exceptions the literature does not address the benefits of these interactions to faculty. Like multiculturalism or cultural competency, the literature assumes that faculty have themselves "achieved" these propensities and…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Medical Education, Humanities Instruction, Reflection
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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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Lorimer, Maureen Reilly – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2011
To address arts education disparities in middle level schools, this paper explores evidence that infusing the visual and performing arts into language arts, math, science, and history/social studies courses is a pedagogical approach that meets the developmental needs of early adolescents and fosters a relevant, challenging, integrative, and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Middle Schools, Program Implementation
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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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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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Nelson, Sara D.; Norton-Meier, Lori – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2009
This article explores the use of lyric writing in elementary science. It details an exploratory project in which elementary students and a professional musician collaborated to write and record lyrics at the conclusion of an inquiry-based science unit. What we found was that lyric writing when used as a summary reflection activity in science…
Descriptors: Singing, Elementary School Science, Musicians, Collaborative Writing
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