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dc.contributor.advisorAdejumo, Christopher O., 1959-
dc.creatorLink, Bethany L.
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-13T16:14:44Z
dc.date.available2017-02-13T16:14:44Z
dc.date.issued2016-12
dc.date.submittedDecember 2016
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2513V14T
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/45642
dc.description.abstractThis action research study investigates “loss of voice” in adolescent girls and explores the ways art educators can promote assertiveness and self-confidence in middle school girls. This study examines literature on adolescent girls’ psychology, the power of art-making, decentralized structure, and feminist pedagogy. Grounded in this literature the author creates a 12-week art club for 7th and 8th grade girls. This club was designed to promote assertiveness and self-confidence by letting the girls lead in a decentralized learning environment. The daily process of the club is chronicled and recommendations are made for art teachers looking to support girls as they transition through adolescence. Data was collected with surveys, interviews, field notes, and observations. After the club concluded, findings revealed that the girls involved in the study grew in their ability to assert their opinions, take risks, and have confidence in themselves.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectArt
dc.subjectDecentralized structure
dc.subjectAdolescent girls
dc.subjectGender psychology
dc.subjectFeminist pedagogy
dc.subjectEmpowerment
dc.subjectArt education
dc.subjectCommunity art
dc.subjectLiberatory
dc.subjectArt making
dc.titleBreaking the silence : empowering adolescent girls through art
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2017-02-13T16:14:44Z
dc.description.departmentArt Education
thesis.degree.departmentArt Education
thesis.degree.disciplineArt education
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-1178-1864
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