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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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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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Mastrorilli, Tara M.; Harnett, Susanne; Zhu, Jing – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2014
The "Arts Achieve: Impacting Student Success in the Arts" project involves a partnership between the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) and five of the city's premier arts organizations. "Arts Achieve" provides intensive and targeted professional development to arts teachers over a three-year period. The goal of the…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Art Education, Professional Development, Art Teachers
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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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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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MacKenzie, Sarah K., – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
Across the space of this paper I seek to share a particular attempt to holistically engage students enrolled in a Social Foundations of Education course, in the process of de(con)structing knowledge, through the work of collectively creating found poetry. I do not seek to show right pedagogical practice; rather, it is my hope that this paper may…
Descriptors: Praxis, Poetry, Epistemology, Holistic Approach
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Kokkidou, May – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
The most up-to-date validations of educational praxis propose that teachers and learners should engage together in a process of understanding life and the world, should share their anxieties and their problematic issues, look for solutions, make plans for action, express themselves creatively and take a critical stance toward every new datum…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Music Education, Art Education, General Education
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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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Paley, Nicholas B. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
The Sarasota County School Building Program 1955-1960 is revisited through a detailed examination of how architects and educators collaborated to design an innovative group of public schools that provided opportunities for the transformation of learning space. This multi-dimensioned examination is grounded in an historical contextualization of the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Buildings, Architecture, Elementary Schools
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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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Kerr, Lisa – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
Writing Center faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina teach humanities courses in which we include literary texts that are not ostensibly "about health care" to introduce to students how unique an illness narrative can be--to challenge, in fact, preconceived notions student may have about what "counts" as a…
Descriptors: Diseases, Injuries, Personal Narratives, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Nichols, Amanda J.; Stephens, April H. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2013
Science and the arts might seem very different, but the processes that both fields use are very similar. The scientific method is a way to explore a problem, form and test a hypothesis, and answer questions. The creative process creates, interprets, and expresses art. Inquiry is at the heart of both of these methods. The purpose of this article is…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Creative Activities, Art Education, Science Instruction
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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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