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Simon, Nicole S.; Grosso, Andrew – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2009
Over the last five years, the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice (SLJ), a new, small public high school in Brooklyn, and The Essentials, a professional theater company, have joined forces to offer a low-budget, high-quality, in-house afterschool theater program for SLJ students. Both SLJ and The Essentials were in nascent stages when the…
Descriptors: Models, Partnerships in Education, After School Programs, Theater Arts
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Norman, Lee Ann – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2009
As educators deliberate on how to provide a well-rounded education for all, the idea of working more collaboratively with a range of arts education providers has become increasingly attractive. Allowing outside organizations and individuals to gain access to institutions in a more evenhanded way and create long-term relationships that reinforce…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Art Education, Artists, Community Organizations
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Millman, Joyce – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2009
Art education offers a way to reach students and make schools more relevant for them. Art teachers can create alternative formats that allow students to explore and learn about their lives. Thereby, students and their communities become the focus of the curriculum and students' responses are valued as individual expression. While teaching art in…
Descriptors: Art Education, Teaching Methods, Teaching Experience, Educational Change