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Renaissance in the Classroom


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Contents: Foreword. Preface. G. Burnaford, C. Weiss, A. Aprill, With C. Twichell, Introduction. Arts Integration: What Is It and Why Do It? Getting Started With Arts Integration: Finding the Elegant Fit. D. Diehl, Arts Integration Snapshot: School Is Cool: Integrated Arts Programs and the High-Risk Child. A. LeMoine, Arts Integration Snapshot: Art Is Not a Reward: Pitfalls and Promises of Arts Integration. Moving Through the Curriculum: Doing the Work in Arts Integration. Beyond the Unit: Assessment and the Learning Cycle. D. Deckert, Science and Art: Lessons From Leonardo da Vinci? Arts Integration Snapshot: Telpochcalli School: Mexican Culture at the Heart of Curriculum. C. Amon, Arts Integration Snapshot: Recognizing Culture as Curriculum: Orozco School Presents Student Artwork in a Digital Age. You Don't Have to Do It Alone: Initiating and Sustaining Collaboration. Appendices.


"With their commitment to sharing ideas, resources, suggestions, struggles and successes, Burnaford, Aprill, and Weiss have written their remarkably comprehensive book with a refreshing spirit that manages to share their experience and expertise without ever giving the ipression that they have it all figured out....This book should be required reading for anyone who participates, or wishes to participate, in an arts education partnership.
-Harvard Educational Review"Throughout the book are many concrete illustrations of ways artists and classroom teachers have successfully worked together....this is a very useful additional to the professional library of classroom teachers, arts specialists, and educational policymakers."
-Childhood Education"...Not only looks at the arts as a way to make meaning, but provides engaging examples from the classroom that show what it can look like when thoughtfully applied....Renaissance in the Classroom is written in a strong teacher-to-teacher voice....The theoretical framework is timely....The relationship of this work to democracy in action in the classroom is argued in a clear and compelling way."
-Ruth Shagoury Hubbard
Lewis and Clark College

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