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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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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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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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Snyder, Kristen; Cooper, Karen – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2015
While the "scientific" debate about school dropouts has ensued, some have taken matters into their own hands, creating successful non-school based programs on the arts for at-risk youth based. Their efforts demonstrate powerful results for learning and human development. We suggest that it is time to incorporate this knowledge base, and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Pilot Projects, Story Telling, Painting (Visual Arts)
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Henderson, Lynette K. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2015
This article presents a pilot interdisciplinary project for middle-school students including visual literacy, studio art, English-language literacy, geology and the study of indigenous groups. The location of the pilot was in the upper Midwest, along the Mississippi river bluffs of St. Paul, Minnesota. English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) students…
Descriptors: Art, Geology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Projects
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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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Inoa, Rafael; Weltsek, Gustave; Tabone, Carmine – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2014
Past studies have shown positive correlations between the arts and academic achievement when the arts were integrated into the literature curriculum. Other studies have shown positive associations between the arts and other areas of the curriculum, such as mathematics and science. Considering the Theory of Change, which employs understandings in…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Language Arts, Drama, Mathematics Achievement
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Richardson, Ronald; Brouillette, Liane – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
This article summarizes a quasi-experimental study, which demonstrated that integration of historic and ethnic music into the American history curriculum may lead to increased knowledge of the cultural and physical geography of the United States as well as enhanced student engagement. An experiment (n = 215) conducted with eighth grade students…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, History Instruction, Music, United States History
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Stokrocki, Mary L.; Flatt, Barbara; York, Emily – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2010
Using participant observation, we describe/interpret the results of teaching a constructivist unit that empowered students in narrative writing and illustration. Participant observation methods included daily note taking, pre-post questioning, and photographing artworks. We analyzed students' stories and illustrations with borrowed and emerging…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Constructivism (Learning), Participant Observation, Writing (Composition)
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Richardson, Ronald Craig – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2010
This article is based on a doctoral dissertation study, "Expanding Geographic Understanding in Grade 8 Social Studies Classes through Integration of Geography, Music, and History: A QuasiExperimental Study" that took place in a high-achieving, suburban middle school in Southern California. The study compared learning as a result of nine…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Suburban Schools, Grade 8, Social Studies
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Parrish, Mila – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2009
This article reports the findings of a study exploring the effects of using videoconferencing (VC) to deliver dance instruction to rural communities. The context of the study is a university community partnership run through blended live and VC instruction with elementary and middle school students in Eloy, Arizona. This research is part of a…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Videoconferencing, Distance Education, Rural Areas
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Craig, Dorothy Valcarcel; Paraiso, Johnna – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2008
This study examined student artwork as free expression in order to conduct an analysis of diaspora as related to urban, middle school students learning English. Subjects consisted of middle school students representing a variety of countries with Spanish being the primary first language of the majority of participants. Using a qualitative approach…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Art Products, Self Expression, Urban Schools
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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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Damsen, Jess – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2007
This article describes the pedagogy, practice and outcomes of a digital art program developed to enable high school and middle school students to become active participants in new forms of grassroots public media. Students and their teachers become producers and controllers of art-based videos and associated digital dialogue which is distributed…
Descriptors: Art Education, High School Students, Middle School Students, Student Empowerment
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