Arts, Education, and Social Change

Overview

Twenty-three international artists, educators, and therapists contribute 18 essays describing the theory and practice of their transformative work in and through the arts. The authors share their real world experiences in working with children and adults to transform lives through greater understanding of the individuals and their roles in society. For practicing and prospective educators, artists concerned with social issues, activists for social change, and community-based arts organizations personnel. No ...
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Overview

Twenty-three international artists, educators, and therapists contribute 18 essays describing the theory and practice of their transformative work in and through the arts. The authors share their real world experiences in working with children and adults to transform lives through greater understanding of the individuals and their roles in society. For practicing and prospective educators, artists concerned with social issues, activists for social change, and community-based arts organizations personnel. No subject index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820463025
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Series: Lesley University Series in Arts and Edu
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 234
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Dance the dream : reflections on an eighth grade dance class 7
Ch. 2 Engendering cultural pride through storytelling 19
Ch. 3 Sister travelers : Sara, Antigone, Lilith, and me 25
Ch. 4 Rehearsing life : exploring alternatives and possibilities through theatre 37
Ch. 5 Torn to pieces : collage art, social change, and pre-service teacher education 49
Ch. 6 "To smell the wind" : using drawing in the training of Bedouin early childhood professionals by a Jewish teacher 61
Ch. 7 Fighting for the soul 75
Ch. 8 "If I really see you ... " : experiences of identity and difference in a higher-education setting 87
Ch. 9 A theoretical approach to working with conflict through the arts 101
Ch. 10 Little signs of hope : art therapy groups with South African children 113
Ch. 11 From a different place : confronting our assumptions about the arts and social change 127
Ch. 12 Women's craft cooperative : crafting lives 139
Ch. 13 Transformative connections : linking service-learning and pre-service art education 149
Ch. 14 Putting the chairs in place : Lina de Guevara and transformative theater 159
Ch. 15 Teaching art as a subversive activity 169
Ch. 16 Theatre by women : development projects in rural Ghana 185
Ch. 17 Rethinking practices in community-based arts education 199
Ch. 18 From the inside out : playback theater at Bedford Hills Women's Prison 217
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