The Power of the Arts: Creative Strategies for Teaching Exceptional Learners

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Provides an alternative method for teaching academic subjects to students with disabilities, focusing on the arts. Through interviews with teacher-artists, readers will get step-by-step instructions for projects that enable students to see science in woodwork, find geometry in sculpture, learn vocabulary through theater, and study math through music. Of interest to educators, art teachers and therapists, learning disability specialists, and parents. Smith is founder and director of The Lab School of Washington, and director of the Master's Degree Program in Special Education and Learning Disabilities at American University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557664846
  • Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192

Table of Contents

About the Author
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 The Power of the Arts with Exceptional Learners 1
2 Abilities and Disabilities, School Failures, Adult Successes 17
3 Providing Order and Focus Through the Arts 31
4 Developing a Sense of Self-Worth 41
5 The Educative Process at The Lab School of Washington 49
6 The Curriculum of The Lab School of Washington 63
7 The Lab School's Visual Arts Teachers Speak Out 87
Woodwork: A Conversation with Dieter Zander 89
Graphic Arts: A Conversation with Karen Hanish 92
Plaster Art and Painting: A Conversation with Kelly McVearry 96
Sculpture: A Conversation with Frank Cappello 99
Architectural Design: A Conversation with Mark Jarvis 102
Film Animation: A Conversation with Ruth Schwartz 105
8 The Lab School's Performing Arts Teachers Speak Out 111
Drama: A Conversation with Shaun Miskell 113
Dance: A Conversation with Stephen Johnson 117
Elementary and Intermediate Music: A Conversation with Susan Mebane Carter 121
Secondary Music: A Conversation with Sean Rozsics 125
9 Putting It All Together 129
10 A Clarion Call 139
References 143
App. A Task Analyses 149
App. B Lesson Plan 157
App. C The Outstanding Learning Disabled Achiever Awards 161
App. D The Lab School of Washington Fact Sheet 163
Index 165
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