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Tkachuk, Alla – Childhood Education, 2019
By transforming education to focus on nurturing creativity, teachers can better ensure that their students are receiving the best preparation for a future of rapid change. This article describes how Alla Tkachuk founded MASK (Mobile Art School in Kenya, www.mobileartschoolinkenya.org) to champion art for creativity in Africa. Starting as a small…
Descriptors: Creativity, Visualization, Foreign Countries, Art Education
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Gupta, Rakesh – Childhood Education, 2019
Over the last few decades, the proportion of students receiving arts education has shrunk drastically. When students were asked to share information about their culture and history, it was discovered that a majority of students lacked knowledge of their own history and culture. It is also important for students to have exposure to other cultures…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Art Education, Cultural Awareness, History Instruction
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Sharp, Laurie A.; Tiegs, Ali; Coneway, Betty; Hindman, Janet Tipton; Garcia, Beth; Bingham, Teri – Childhood Education, 2018
Educators who understand the benefits to children of expanding their exposure to arts often have to find innovative ways to bring arts education to children who otherwise would not be exposed to quality and inspiring arts experiences.
Descriptors: Art Education, Rural Schools, Elementary Schools, Partnerships in Education
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Graham, Mark; Moore, Stephen – Childhood Education, 2018
Innovation and learning come together in a vibrant manner during dynamic arts education classes led by teachers who understand the importance of collaboration and student improvisation.
Descriptors: Art Education, Creative Activities, Elementary Education, Innovation
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Felleman-Fattal, Laura Rachel – Childhood Education, 2017
Age-appropriate children's books can be an effective way to introduce and discuss issues of social justice with young students. These books can be the anchor for interdisciplinary lessons that integrate core content areas, such as language arts, science, and/or social studies with the visual and performing arts to enrich students' learning…
Descriptors: Action Research, Preservice Teachers, Art Teachers, Social Justice
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Shulsky, Debra; Kirkwood, Donna – Childhood Education, 2015
All children have the right to creative expression through the arts. The creation of art cultivates critical thinking, reflection, and problem-solving skills. It also encourages systems thinking; the color choices, individual brushstrokes, and materials all contribute to a greater whole. Infusing art-making and arts education throughout the…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Early Childhood Education, Creative Activities, Art Education
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Bentley, Dana Frantz – Childhood Education, 2012
When her director first asked her to teach an art class in the infant room, the author must admit that she thought her director was crazy. She nodded and smiled, pretending confidence, all the while thinking, "Teach art to infants? What does that even mean?" But when a teacher is trying to get a job at one of the best early childhood…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Infants, Art, Art Education
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Acer, Dilek – Childhood Education, 2012
This article presents a selective review of the literature on cross-cultural art studies, with the aim of identifying their commonalities. The article includes a specific cross-cultural case study, the Art Lunch Project, which the author attended as a representative of Turkey, that aims to exchange practical teaching experiences. The participants…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Art Education, Foreign Countries, Art Activities
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Smilan, Cathy – Childhood Education, 2009
Natural disasters are among the numerous events known to have a significant probability of producing trauma in school-age children, given the critical mental, physical, social, and emotional development that occurs during childhood. Studies involving children who have experienced natural disasters point to a significant increase in psychological…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Learning Activities, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Children
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Zwirn, Susan Goetz; Fusco, Esther – Childhood Education, 2009
In the summer of 2007, the authors had the opportunity to lead a group of Hofstra University students, pre- and inservice, undergraduate and graduate, elementary and art teachers, to Sorrento, Italy, for interdisciplinary courses in both literacy and art education. The culminating project, a shadow theater play and performance, brought together…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Puppetry, Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Song, Young Imm Kang – Childhood Education, 2008
As an artist and educator with a strong interest in environmental issues, the author relates how he was led to ask the following questions: (1) How effective is environmental education, as it is currently taught? (2) How can ecological public art infuse environmental education with new ways of perceiving and addressing environmental issues? (3)…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Practices, Aesthetic Education, Art Education
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Baker, Marianne; Martin, Doris; Pence, Holly – Childhood Education, 2008
In examining their elementary teacher education program at James Madison University, from their mission to the curriculum and program delivery, the authors used the opportunity to focus explicitly on peace education. The mission and content of teacher education programs are determined largely by the faculty of the institutions of higher education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Childrens Literature, Higher Education, Required Courses
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Brown, Susannah – Childhood Education, 2007
A focus on school reform within the field of elementary education has brought an arts-integrated approach to teaching and learning to the forefront. This is not a new approach, as integrating what many call "hands-on activities" in the classroom is quite common. The difference lies in the quality and depth of the approach to teaching and learning,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary Education, Integrity, Art History
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Kieff, Judith – Childhood Education, 2007
This article presents four Idea-Sparkers that were submitted by Jason McKinney, a graduate student at Southern Mississippi University and a 1st-grade teacher at Pisgah Elementary in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. First is entitled, "Raceway in the Classroom." This activity can help increase children's fluency and ability to identify numerous…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Sight Vocabulary, Language Arts, Letters (Correspondence)
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Zwirn, Susan Goetz; Graham, Mark – Childhood Education, 2005
The arts become a form of resistance, providing educators with a tool to resist mechanical and oppressive school experiences and cultivate a personal voice among children. Two professors on opposite coasts joined forces to design a course for pre- and inservice elementary school teachers. This article describes the course and discusses it's…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Art Education, Educational Experience, Interdisciplinary Approach
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