Local Development, Service Learning, and Participatory Citizenship
Directors: Nancye McCrary, Susan Wood & Kate Larken
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education
University of Kentucky
Civic Engagement and Critical Literacy
The Civic Engagement Project will culminate in student-produced performances as a strategy for representing community problems in compelling ways that have the potential to motivate action (Rawlinson, Wood, Osterman, & Sullivan, 2007). The writing and performing of dramatic works will be integrated into core language arts and/or social studies classes in middle schools with well-sequenced instruction provided both by participating artists and middle grades’ teachers. The Civic Engagement Curriculum involves four phases: 1) Planning, 2) Curriculum development, 3) Teacher training and implementation, and 4) Analysis and dissemination. The curriculum may integrate other art forms–music and composition, dance and choreography, the visual arts, and audio-visual media–in the production phase of the project.
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Updated by Bill Stilwell on July 4, 2011 at 3:12 pm