Determining if Inclusive Art Education Practices Improve the Academic Performance

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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...

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The Relationship Between the Art Room Environment and the Behavior of Students

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The Relationship between the Art Room Environment and the Behavior of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disturbance in an Inner-city High School Art Class by Alisha Hagelin Imagine teaching students who have little control over their emotions. These students are at a high risk of dropping out, generally earning lower grades, failing more courses, and retained in grades more often. They will have more difficulty adjusting to adult life than students with other disabilities. These are students who live with Emotional and Behavioral Disturbance (EBD). My research study explores the factors...

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Culturally Responsive Art Pedagogy in Special Education

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Culturally Responsive Art Pedagogy in Special Education: An Analysis of the Role of Art Education in the Development of Social Skills by Tanya Joy Harrison This action research study explored the need to expand culturally responsive art pedagogy into the field of art with a focus on the effects it has on special education. Culturally responsive pedagogy acknowledges that students come from diverse racial, cultural and linguistic backgrounds and therefore facilitates and supports the achievement of all students because it identifies, nurtures, and utilizes the strengths of each student. Art is...

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