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NCJ Number: 228094 Find in a Library
Title: Learning to C: Visual Arts Education as Strengths Based Practice in Juvenile Correctional Facilities
Journal: Journal of Correctional Education  Volume:60  Issue:2  Dated:June 2009  Pages:146-163
Author(s): Heather A. Oesterreich; Sara McNie Flores
Date Published: June 2009
Page Count: 18
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined visual arts education in juvenile correctional facilities.
Abstract: Results demonstrate how visual arts education as a strength-based practice in juvenile correctional facilities offers youth the opportunity for change and growth to occur when their strengths, past successes, present behaviors, and possible futures emerge. Findings of the study demonstrate how incarcerated youth who participate in the study program actively engage in the 5-Cs: connection, community, contribution, concentration, and completion with their art. They contribute to their immediate environment and the larger community; and rewrite their ability to concentrate and complete difficult and daunting tasks. Data were collected from the participation of 46 young men who were served by "The Artist Inside Program," offered 4 separate times, each session lasting 12-20 weeks. Methods of inquiry included participant observation, document analysis, and art education in which youth talked about their art and their artistic process. References
Main Term(s): Correctional education programs
Index Term(s): Attitudes toward education; Behavior modification; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Crime prevention education; Education-crime relationships; Educational courses; Educational levels; Juvenile Delinquent behavior; Juvenile rehabilitation; Self Advancement Through Education
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