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Kim, Jeong-Hee; Wiehe-Beck, Anna – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
Teachers in many countries live the language of standards although it is confined to uniformity and standardization. In the United States, for example, teachers teach to what is now called the Common Core State Standards that focus on students' college and career readiness while falling short of developing good judgment and wisdom. In this…
Descriptors: Art Education, Imagination, Elementary School Students, Teacher Educators
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Miller, Beth Ann – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2013
The collaborative action research reported here strives to extend a prior study that dealt with the effects of integrating a general music course of study with the total curriculum of a first grade class. This second study used a similar plan in which a fifth grade teacher and a music teacher worked cooperatively to provide a curriculum that…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Music Education, Action Research, Teacher Collaboration
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Giguere, Miriam – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to look at the influences of social interaction and learning environment on children's creativity in dance. Data from two separate studies are examined in which a total of thirty-seven fifth grade students created nine dances. This examination aims to (1) identify crucial elements of the classroom environment, which…
Descriptors: Creativity, Peer Groups, Interaction, Social Influences
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Baxter, Marsha – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2010
How might songs, like John Lennon's "Imagine" or Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the wind", offer ways to explore alternative ways of being in the world, to challenge the status quo? How might these songs become springboards for original pieces that capture students' ideas about world issues? In this article, I observe what happens…
Descriptors: Musicians, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Social Justice
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Beck, Robert J. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2009
The purpose of "Picturing Peace", a digital photography program conducted in 4th and 5th grade classrooms in the U. S. and Northern Ireland, was to enhance students' photographic skills to create visual metaphors of the concept of peace. Two principal research questions were addressed: (a) Could 9-10 year-old students create apt and…
Descriptors: Peace, Imagination, Art Activities, Photography