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  • Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Over the past three years, hundreds of community-based afterschool comic book clubs have been launched in cities across the United States. These clubs have drawn in thousands of underserved youths in grades 1–12. In these clubs, children plan, write, sketch, design, and produce original comic books and then publish and distribute their works for ... »
  • Date: 09/21/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Children feed alphabet letters to a talking baby dragon, drive a New York City fire truck, paint on a six-foot art wall, and crawl through a challenge course in PlayWorks™ at the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) in New York. Manhattan’s largest public play and learning center for early childhood marries the skills that children need to ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The article is a summary of the comments and discussions a session at the 2006 AAM conference that addressed what museums in the fields of art, history, and science might learn from each other and how museums might benefit from "cross-pollination." Panel participants were Eric Siegel, Executive Vice President for Programs and Planning at the New ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Megan Axelsen, an Associate Lecturer and a PhD student at the University of Queensland in Australia, explores visitors' perceptions of festivals in art galleries. Axelsen also identifies several characteristics that distinguish festivals from other special events. ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article is a report of the impact assessment of two outreach programs to primary schools run by the Botswana National Museum. The oldest of the programs, Zebra-on-Wheels was officially launched in 1980 and has involved all the primary schools in the country at least twice. The study aimed to establish the impact of the two programs and make ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Grant Troop, director of business planning and operations at the Ontario Science Centre, and Nicola Lisus, principal at Yellowbric-Holman Exhibitions, Inc., discuss the blockbuster "Marvel Super Heroes Science Exhibition." Troop and Lisus briefly describe the development and design of the exhibit as well as lessons learned. ... »
  • Date: 03/21/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The use of various expressive artistic forms in science centres and in interactive museums is becoming increasingly widespread. This paper proposes an interpretation of this phenomenon that emphasises how contemporary art contributes to experimentation with new forms of scientific communication. Furthermore, it examines the considerable overlap ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In stories about democratic society that take place in a democratically structured environment, Youth Radio walks the fine line between professional journalism and youth development in ways that question the automatic equation between "youth voice" and freedom of expression. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Both scholarly literature and popular media often depict predominantly negative and one-dimensional images of boys, especially African-American boys. Predictions of these boys’ anticipated difficulties in school and adulthood are equally prevalent. This paper reports qualitative research that features case studies of nine urban boys of color, aged ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Marjorie Schwarzer, Professor of Museum Studies at John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley, California, describes eleven of the most influential exhibitions from the 20th century, according to NAME members surveyed for her book "Riches, Rivals and Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America." ... »

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