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[teacherartexchange] NAEA Releases New Service-Learning Resource

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From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Oct 19 2005 - 10:38:28 PDT


Dear Art Educators,

This new publication on Service Learning may interest you.

NAEA MEDIA RELEASE
NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
Office of the Executive Director

NAEA Releases New Service-Learning Resource

SPHERES OF POSSIBILITY: LINKING SERVICE-LEARNING AND THE VISUAL ARTS

By Carol S. Jeffers.

Service-learning can assume many shapes and serve multiple purposes. It can
be used to develop in students a sense of belonging to their community, an
understanding of the diversity of their surroundings, a deeper empathy for those
less privileged than themselves, a sense of social responsibility, and a
greater understanding and respect for the knowledge that is created
and resides in
communities that are often less visible to the public eye.

Service-learning is clothed in a patchwork quilt, stitching together, a
montage of questions, of stories and revelations, a collaged narrative that is
comforting and discomforting, yet remains elegant, if frayed at the edges.

The power of a well-structured service-learning experience is that it crosses
the boundary between campus and community providing students with an
authentic experience linking the classroom to the practical world.
These are lessons
here for all of us in service learning to enjoy, whether our discipline lies
within the visual arts or not. Jeffers Release 14.30.02

Order No. 258
Spheres Of Possibility: Linking Service-Learning And The Visual Arts
160 pgs. (2005) ISBN 1-890160-32
$25.00; Member Price $20.00
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Ordering info can be found online:
http://www.naea-reston.org/

Judy Decker
Incredible Art Department
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
Incredible Art Resources
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/

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