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Brown, Robert; Jeanneret, Neryl – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
This article explores the nexus between arts-based research, theory, practice, and policy. It does so through reference to a longitudinal study of ArtPlay, a unique Australian community arts center that offers artist-led workshops involving young people aged 3-13 years. The ethnographic and action research study investigated how children responded…
Descriptors: Art, Case Studies, Citizenship, Foreign Countries
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Berglin, Jacob – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
Olivia Gude has a long and distinguished career as both a public artist and an art educator. She is currently the Angela Gregory Paterakis Professor and Chair of Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where she works with graduate and undergraduate students to prepare for working as artist educators in school and…
Descriptors: Interviews, Art, Art Education, Art Teachers
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Reynolds, Alison M.; Burton, Suzanne L. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
Serve-and-return interactions between a young child and caregiver are cited as integral to healthy child development and language development. In this article, the authors assert that serve-and-return interactions offer a relevant model for policy development in early childhood music education. They share contemporary evidence that music learning…
Descriptors: Interaction, Music Education, Stakeholders, Educational Policy
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Brown, Victoria – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
Theater arts encompass unique art forms comprising highly developed pedagogical applications apart from theater as performance. Specifically, the use of drama as a learning medium, referred to in the field as "process drama", is most emphatically applicable to the education of young children. Young children actively gain skills in…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Theater Arts, Dramatic Play, Dramatics
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Baum, Angela C. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
Arts educators and early childhood educators espouse similar philosophies and purposes surrounding young children's educational lives, yet continue to function in largely separate worlds. This article calls for the creation of intentional alliances between the two disciplines, by first recognizing and embracing these alignments. In addition, this…
Descriptors: Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Art Teachers, Teacher Collaboration
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Faber, Rima – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
This article proposes the existence of an "Isadora Effect": the propositions that motor development plays a primal role in brain development, and the first understanding of symbolic meaning among young children occurs from an understanding of movement and gesture. Anecdotal evidence for the past few decades has demonstrated that dance…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Early Childhood Education, Motor Development, Brain
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McClure, Marissa; Tarr, Patricia; Thompson, Christine Marmé; Eckhoff, Angela – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
This article reflects the collective voices of four early childhood visual arts educators, each of whom is a member of the Early Childhood Art Educators (ECAE) Issues Group of the National Arts Educators Association. The authors frame the article around the ECAE position statement, "Art: Essential for Early Learning" (2016), which…
Descriptors: Art Education, Visual Arts, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
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Dosman, Nicolás Alberto – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
Despite their long history and importance in the American curriculum, music programs must constantly justify their place in the twenty-first century. Urban areas that are economically depressed sometimes may not be able to offer music instruction due to the emphasis on raising test scores as well as unfavorable economic conditions that may limit…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Student Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
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Hunter-Doniger, Tracey – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
This article argues that the eugenics movement has had three major influences on education in the United States, and reveals how these influences have had an impact on visual arts education in particular. The first influence began with a debate between John Dewey and David Snedden that resulted in a two-tiered tracking system that separated…
Descriptors: Art Education, Visual Arts, Standardized Tests, Intelligence Tests
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Salvador, Karen; Pasiali, Varvara – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
In this article, a music teacher educator and a music therapy clinician and educator discuss special education policy and arts instruction at the district level. To illustrate the gulf between federal and local policies with regard to exceptional learners and arts instruction, we examine the intersections of music therapy and music education with…
Descriptors: Music Therapy, Music Education, Special Education, Educational Change
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Schupp, Karen – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
This article examines students' choices in a postsecondary dance major curriculum where students selected to study one or more of five dance practices (African and Diaspora Movement Practices, Contemporary Ballet, Movement Language Sources, Postmodern Contemporary Dance, and Urban Movement Practices) each semester along with required coursework…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Movement Education, Creativity
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Martin, Brittany Harker – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
The arts can be used to teach, not just as activities that enhance learning, but also as the primary medium through which students process, acquire, and represent knowledge. This means the arts can function as a language. If we accept this metaphor, and we truly want students to be fluent in the artistic languages, then the arts can be taught in…
Descriptors: Art Education, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Second Language Learning
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Vaughan-Marra, Jessica C.; Marra, Christopher M. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
Authors and scholars published within "Arts Education Policy Review" have been diligent to investigate various topics surrounding music educator preparation, mentoring, retention, as well as avenues for continued professional development and growth. Linda Darling-Hammond and Robert Rothman, along with various chapter authors, address…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Reflection, Music Teachers
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Neel, Marcia MacCagno – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
Districts nationwide are challenged with how best to address the needs of an increasing number of non-English or limited-English speaking students. These young people are similarly challenged as they face new environs, unfamiliar cultural settings, and significant communication issues. Findings have indicated that an arts-rich education can assist…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Spanish Speaking, Music, Music Education
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Smilan, Cathy – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
When considering inclusive art curriculum that accommodates all learners, including English language learners, two distinct yet inseparable issues come to mind. The first is that English language learner students can use visual language and visual literacy skills inherent in visual arts curriculum to scaffold learning in and through the arts.…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Art Education, Art Teachers, Multiple Literacies
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