Publication Date: June 21, 2010
The authors in this volume share exemplary arts-integration practices across the K–8 curriculum. Rather than providing formulas or scripts to be followed, they carefully describe how the arts offer an entry point for gaining insight into why and how students learn. The book includes rich and lively examples of public school teachers integrating visual arts, music, drama, and dance with subject matter, including English, social studies, science, and mathematics. Readers will come away with a deeper understanding of why and how to use the arts every day, in every school, to reach every child. Both a practitioner’s guide and a school reform model, this important book:
David M. Donahue is associate professor of education at Mills College, Oakland, California. Jennifer Stuart is arts coordinator at San Francisco Friends School.
“Provides a thorough guide to integrating art into other disciplinary subjects...recommended.”
“Educators are increasingly taking heart and taking hold of arts integration in the ways described in this wonderful volume.”
—From the Foreword by Cyrus E. Driver, The Ford Foundation
“I find the result of these authors’ efforts stunning.”
—From the Afterword by Lois Hetland, Massachusetts College of Art