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Street-kids : a pedagogical journey into alternative art education

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Street-kids : a pedagogical journey into alternative art education

Lacelle-Lavallée, Johanne (1998) Street-kids : a pedagogical journey into alternative art education. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This study investigates the teaching of art to street-kids, its effect on their sense of self-esteem or self-worth, their belief in their own creative potential and the process by which all this takes place. A method of action research has been used, relying chiefly on observation and behavioral data as well as sociological inquiry in the form of both conversational and standardized interviews. It was found that the alternative art-educator needs to rescue the idealism of street-kids, enticing them to return to main-stream society, to become independent. This is made possible by the application of a carefully structured art program, based on literacy, such as the one being run by Projeto Axe of Brazil.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art Education
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Lacelle-Lavallée, Johanne
Pagination:xi, 105 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Art Education
Date:1998
Thesis Supervisor(s):Pariser, David
ID Code:516
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:12
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:15
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