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The Arts, Education, and Social Change

Little Signs of Hope

by Mary Clare Powell (Volume editor) Vivien Marcow Speiser (Volume editor)
Textbook XII, 234 Pages

Summary

Based on the conviction that the arts as integrated into education can transform both teaching and learning, the artist/teachers who contributed to this book describe the effects of bringing arts into prisons, small rural communities in The Far East and Africa, public school classrooms, and teacher preparation in universities and in community arts organizations. Their stories describe how the arts overcome deep-seated conflicts, build skills and confidence, and empower and enliven participants.
This book is for educators on all levels – teacher educators and prospective teachers, artists whose work touches on social issues, activists committed to social change, community-based arts organizations, and all who work for justice and equity in any arena. These stories bring hope for the future, as slowly, slowly, change is taking place.

Details

Pages
XII, 234
ISBN (Softcover)
9780820463025
Language
English
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2005. XII, 234 pp., 10 fig., 1 table

Biographical notes

Mary Clare Powell (Volume editor) Vivien Marcow Speiser (Volume editor)

The Editors: Mary Clare Powell is Professor and Director of the Creative Arts in Learning Division at Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received her Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr. Powell is author of This Way Daybreak Comes: Women’s Values and the Future, and The Widow, as well as two books of poetry – Things Owls Ate and Academic Scat. Vivien Marcow Speiser is Professor and Director of International and Collaborative Programs in the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received her Ph.D. in psychology and the arts from the Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Marcow Speiser uses the arts as a way of communicating across borders and across cultures in her teaching across the United States and internationally. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a registered dance therapist (ADTR).

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