"Poetic License": Constructing Literary Performing Arts Curriculum Within a High-Stakes Educational Environment
Adorador-Knudsen, Nayeli Ariel
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"Poetic License" Constructing Literary Performing Arts Curriculum Within a High-Stakes Educational Environment Nayeli Adorador-Knudsen Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Professor, Dr. Michael S. Knapp Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Literary Performing Arts (LPA) is an artistic writing strategy, based within traditions of hip-hop and urban youth culture, that infuses writing with performance technique as a way to critique and resist current societal structures while also developing a students' personal dialogue with their own experiences. Three high school sites within the same urban district were examined to see how LPA curriculum functioned within a high-stakes environment at both school and classroom levels. Qualitative findings indicated that LPA curriculum and its dissemination within each learning space was in fact influenced by this high-stakes environment through external school factors such as: curricular school-wide models, active support from school administration, teacher values, and student population.
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