Artful Teaching: Integrating the Arts for Understanding Across the Curriculum, K-8

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  • Copyright: 2010-06-01
  • Publisher: Teachers College Pr

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The authors in this volume share exemplary arts-integration practices across the K-8 curriculum. Rather than providing formulas or scripts to be followed, they carefully describe how the arts provide an entry point for gaining insight into why and how students learn. The book includes rich and lively examples of public school teachers integrating visual arts, music, drama, and dance with subject matter, including English, social studies, science, and mathematics. Readers will come away with a deeper understanding of why and how to use the arts everyday, in every school, to reach every child. Both a practitioner’s guide and a school reform model, this important book: Explains how arts integration across the K-8 curriculum contributes to student learning; Features examples of how integrated arts education functions in classrooms when it is done well; Explores intensive teacher-education and principal-training programs now underway in several higher education institutions; Offers concrete ideas for educators who are looking to strengthen their own skills

Author Biography

David M. Donahue is associate professor of education at Mills College, Oakland, California. nnifer Stuart is arts coordinator at San Francisco Friends School.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Introduction: Five Best Questions About Arts Integration: What to Ask Before Your Startp. 1
Essential Questions About The Arts and Integration
What Is Art?p. 19
How Does Art Connect to Social Justice?p. 31
Art for Every Child
Creating Alliances for Arts Learning and Arts Integrationp. 45
Seeing Is Believing: Making Our Learning Through the Arts Visiblep. 57
Art In Every School
Leadership for and in the Artsp. 71
Arts Integration: One School, One Step at a Timep. 79
Musical People, a Musical Schoolp. 89
Art Every Day
Visual Prompts in Writing Instruction: Working with Middle School English Language Learnersp. 103
Creativity as Classroom Management: Using Drama and Hip-Hopp. 111
Keeping Reading and Writing Personal and Powerful: Bringing Poetry Writing and Bookmaking Togetherp. 122
Learning and Teaching Dance in the Elementary Classroomp. 138
Working with K-12 Students: Teaching Artists' Perspectivesp. 148
Afterwordp. 159
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 167
Indexp. 171
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