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Delacruz, Elizabeth Manley – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2011
Written in the first person and drawing from an autoethnographic methodological framework, this essay shares aspirations, experiences, and reflections on a faculty member's professional work in a large U.S. public research-oriented university, focusing specifically on her attempts to reconcile her service-oriented civic engagement work with her…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Communities of Practice, Art Education, Higher Education
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Weinstein, Susan – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2010
This article places youth spoken word (YSW) poetry programming within the larger framework of arts education. Drawing primarily on transcripts of interviews with teen poets and adult teaching artists and program administrators, the article identifies specific benefits that participants ascribe to youth spoken word, including the development of…
Descriptors: Poetry, Performance, Adolescents, Poets
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Smith, Katy; McKnight, Katherine S. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2009
In an effort to push back against contextual factors that have constrained arts instruction and integration while recognizing that schools have limited resources, The Second City Training Center in Chicago has developed several educational programs that bring the art of improvisation to teachers and students. This article specifically focuses on…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Literacy Education, Urban Teaching, Art Education