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Arts Integration: Teaching Subject Matter through the Arts in Multicultural Settings, 4th edition

  • Merryl Goldberg

Published by Pearson (April 1st 2011) - Copyright © 2012

4th edition

Arts Integration: Teaching Subject Matter through the Arts in Multicultural Settings

ISBN-13: 9780132565561

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With renewed public emphasis on 21st Century Skills such as creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration, Arts Integration: Teaching Subject Matter through the Arts in Multicultural Settings, Fourth Edition,  will guide you in teaching about the arts and through the arts—ultimately supporting your students in developing these skills. Blending contemporary theory with classroom practice, Merryl Goldberg promotes ideas and skills that tap children's propensity for creativity and critical thinking while also developing communications skills and fostering collaborative opportunities. 

While exploring numerous ways in which the K-8 classroom teacher may integrate the arts –literary, visual, and performing –throughout core subject area curriculum, this practical book provides a multitude of strategies and examples of learning through classroom activities such as music, dance, and poetry.


The fourth edition now also provides a deeper look at assessment and the arts, engaging English Language Learners, and using the arts to teach skills such as reading.


New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Updated references, including recent research that bolsters the need for and multiple roles of the arts have in the classroom, are found throughout the text 
  • A "top ten" list of the ways arts are fundamental to creating the space for learning including a discussion of wonder, passion, risk taking, and creating confident learners can be found in chapter 2.
  • A deeper attention to the role of arts in reaching and supporting English Language Learners can be found throughout the text.
  • Attention to the role of "visual literacy" especially with regard to the teaching of reading is highlighted in chapters 4 and 8.
  • Heavily revised and revamped assessment chapter (Ch. 9) outlines several ways to utilize the arts to create and assess student learning outcomes, and debunks several myths regarding the arts and assessment.
  • Chapter 10 includes a discussion of DREAM - Developing Reading Education Through Arts Methods.  This federally funded research project paves the way for using visual arts and theater as a vital teaching tool for reading.  

Table of contents



Chapter 1: Art Integration: A Methodology for Learning 

Chapter 2: What Does It Mean to Be a Learner? Intellectual Development Revisited 

Chapter 3: Piaget, Imitation, and the Blues: Reflections on Imagination and Creativity 

Chapter 4: Communication, Expression, and Experience: Literacy and the Arts

Chapter 5: The Voices of Humanity: History, Social Studies, Geography, and the Arts

Chapter 6: The Wonder of Discovery: Science and the Arts

Chapter 7: Puzzles of the Mind and Soul: Mathematics and the Arts

Chapter 8: Setting the Stage for a Turn of Events: Subject Matter Informs the Arts

Chapter 9: Seeing a Different Picture: Assessment and the Arts

Chapter 10: A Lithograph in the Closet and an Accordion in the Garage: Connecting with the Arts and Artists in Your Community

Chapter 11: Beyond Walls: Mural Making and Critical Voices: Collaborative Art Projects



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