Committee Member

Stewart, Connie

Committee Member

Goodwin, Donna

Department

Art Education

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

8-2019

Genre

Thesis

Extent

71 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

Social emotional learning is something which is essential to students who are considered at-risk. Juniper, an alternative high school, implements a program called Discovery which teaches and instills important life skills. While the program has shown student growth, I wondered if the implementation of the fine arts into Discovery would assist in student success. I used a triangulation of pre- and post-tests, reflections, and interviews to determine student understanding and achievement. I have found that inclusion of arts in the Discovery program has resulted in higher scores on tests that measure successful life skills, better understanding of the material, and more meaningful connections to the curriculum. Art contributed to student success and allowed them to become more engaged in their social emotional learning.

Degree type

MA

Degree Name

Master

Language

English

Local Identifiers

DyraARP2019

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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