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Picturing Learning.

This is a book about a teacher's transition from teaching eighth grade English and Social Studies for more than twenty years, until reduced enrollment caused a shift to teaching k-4 art classes. In clear prose complemented by her lively contour drawings, we learn how the author introduced her classes to "the artists' workshop," where her students become artists and writers, seeing their world through drawn and written lines. Emphasizing imagination and the thinking behind picture-making, Ernst describes her approaches to classroom management, journal keeping, portfolio reviews and interview techniques in making meaningful connections between literacy and art development. Originally written as a doctoral thesis, this diary-based book demonstrates how teacher research can be enriching to the writer and empowering to art teacher/readers. Highly recommended for elementary and middle school art teachers ... and for all who plan to become art teachers at any level.
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Author:Katter, Eldon
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Dec 1, 1994
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