Transformative Arts Education Partnerships: A Creative Approach To Whole School Renewal

Grant number: LP0560863

Abstract

This project investigates a school transformation and curriculum initiative through an arts partnership between a culturally diverse inner city secondary school, a community performing arts company and arts education researchers. The project will explore how the arts can offer multiple and alternative routes to academic achievement and personal well-being for disempowered and disenfranchised teenagers at school. An adjunct to individual empowerment is community strengthening through enhanced citizenship and community connectedness. The study focuses on a single complex ethnically diverse research site and offers the opportunity for innovative research collaboration between students, teachers..

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