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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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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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Snyder, Lori; Klos, Patricial; Grey-Hawkins, Lauren – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2014
In four years, Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) increased sixth and seventh grade student achievement on the Maryland State Assessment (MSA) by 20% at Bates Middle School, a low performing school that had been targeted for restructuring by the state. This improvement positively correlates with the implementation of the arts integration…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Activities, Educational Change, Middle Schools
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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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Winter, Robin O. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
Resident physicians are particularly susceptible to burnout due to the stresses of residency training. They also experience the added pressures of multitasking because of the increased use of computers and mobile devices while delivering patient care. Our Family Medicine residency program addresses these problems by teaching residents about the…
Descriptors: Burnout, Coping, Graduate Medical Education, Family Practice (Medicine)
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Baker, Dawn – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
The arts have long been valued for their aesthetic contributions to education, and studies have been conducted to demonstrate their contribution to academic performance in an attempt to justify their inclusion in the curriculum. Art integration involves learning core content subjects (math, reading, language, science, social studies) through the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Cognitive Development, Intelligence
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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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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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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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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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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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Van Eman, Linnea; Thorman, Jerilyn; Montgomery, Diane; Otto, Stacy – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2007
This study describes three teachers and their experiences of an arts-integration reform model amidst the high-stakes accountability movement. Their struggle to practice arts integration within their school district, a culture in which high-stakes testing is prioritized is described by way of a circus metaphor. Through the theoretical lens of Self…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Art, Art Education, Self Determination
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Gibson, Marcia A.; Larson, Meredith A. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2007
The focus on academic performance testing in elementary schools has caused a decrease in student experience in the arts. Visual arts (drawing, painting, sculpture, and collage) have been minimized in elementary schools. Without exposure to the special avenues of cognitive development and personal expression nurtured by visual arts, students are…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Action Research
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Bournot-Trites, Monique; Belliveau, George; Spiliotopoulos, Valia; Séror, Jérémie – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2007
Although drama has been used successfully in English as a second language and has been shown to have positive effects on achievement and on self-confidence and motivation in various studies, it has received little attention in French immersion context where subjects are taught in French, the second language of students. The objective of this study…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Immersion Programs, French, Drama