All Of Them

Posted by on Oct 19, 2011 in Grad Student Success, Resource, What's New? | 0 comments

All Of Them is a presentation I gave at the 2010 NAEA convention. It’s an overview of the six theses my first MA Graduates wrote. PDF

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Children Behind the Label

Posted by on Oct 16, 2011 in Grad Student Success, Resource, What's New? | 0 comments

A presentation on autistic children’s artwork created through an assignment for the MA in Art Ed grad program at Moore College of Art & Design....

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The Effects of Teaching Literacy Through the Arts

Posted by on Oct 6, 2011 in Grad Student Success, What's New? | 0 comments

The Effects of Teaching Literacy through the Arts on Students with Learning Disabilities by Amy Cardullo The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of teaching literacy through the arts on students with special needs. The objective was to determine the importance of kinesthetic or hands-on instruction on students with special needs. Lessons on line, comprehension and detail were taught through active learning. Students’ physical and verbal responses to this instruction were examined throughout the study and used as a basis to enhance learning. The qualitative method is utilized in this study through observation, interviews, and pre-and post-lessons. First, I conducted a review of literature in the fields of kinesthetic education. From the literature I developed questions for use during observations and interviews. A language arts class was observed on a daily basis and anecdotal reports recorded. From interviews with six elementary teachers, I recorded, transcribed, coded, and analyzed their answers in order to isolate a theme in each. The themes found were motivation, comprehension, recall, and description. All were enhanced when the arts were integrated intot the lesson. The results of the study further confirm that variables such as classroom environment and lesson time management influence the learning of students with special needs. In conclusion, all of the students in the study excelled in various ways when the arts and kinesthetic lessons were...

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Integrating the Arts Into the Math Curriculum

Posted by on Oct 6, 2011 in Grad Student Success, What's New? | 0 comments

Integrating the Arts into the Math Curriculum for Students Exhibiting ADHD Behaviors by Bridget Glenn The area of focus for this action research project was to use the arts to teach mathematics to students exhibiting attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) behaviors. My research questions were: • Does adding art to a math lesson increase the percentage of on-task behaviors of students exhibiting ADHD characteristics? • What art strategies can be implemented in teaching mathematics for students exhibiting ADHD characteristics? • Will teaching mathematics through the arts to students exhibiting ADHD characteristics increase their achievement scores? Art and music was introduced into math lessons. I used surveys, interviews, and observations as methods to collect the data for approximately eight weeks. The following month the data was analyzed. I found an improvement, especially toward the end when students Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) characteristics were substantially more on-task....

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Determining if Inclusive Art Education Practices Improve the Academic Performance

Posted by on Oct 6, 2011 in Grad Student Success, What's New? | 0 comments

Determining if Inclusive Art Education Practices Improve the Academic Performance of Students with Autism through Two-dimensional and Three-Dimensional Art in a Diverse High School by Cynthia M. Hartopp The number of children diagnosed with autism has been on a steady increase over the past decade; the effect is that there are more students with autism in schools than ever before. The goal of my three-month study was to create an inclusive art setting for students with autism to help them grow both academically and socially. In an urban high school, I became the first teacher in the District to take the students with autism out of their resource room and include them in class with regular students. The intention was to socialize the children with autism with the typical children while they were being taught the same curriculum. I collected and recorded the data through lesson plans, observations, interviews, and assessments. In the beginning of my study, the students with autism and the regular education students kept to themselves without much interaction. As the weeks progressed, the students with autism interacted socially with the typical education students and were looking to them for guidance on their projects. The students became a family that pushed each other to success. I found that the students with autism were not only learning how to interact with the typical education students, but they were, also, learning how to successfully engage in an art...

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Effect of Integrating Pop Culture in Teaching Practices

Posted by on Oct 6, 2011 in Grad Student Success, What's New? | 0 comments

The Effect of Integrating Pop Culture in Teaching Practices in Inclusion Graphic Art Classes by Gloria Ann Rautman-Chernyakhovsky Since the 1960’s, when artists like Andy Warhol celebrated images from pop culture as an art form, the effect of popular culture on the behavior of people in developed societies has only escalated. The behavior of children, because of their impressionability, is most affected by media exposure to popular culture. An education system as large as that of the American public schools ought to develop media literacy programs to help children recognize and understand how media symbols and messages influence their behavior in regard to identity development and consumption as consumers. Furthermore, tailoring this curriculum to help special education students with informed decision-making and occupational life skills development will improve their real life judgment. I conducted this study to determine how integrating pop culture with teaching practices increases the success of special needs students in inclusion classes. I used lessons to teach the origin of visual images through technology. The results show that students worked well with the art and technology projects, giving them the freedom and ability to make choices and work at their own pace, thus strengthening competencies in confidence-building and independent learning....

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