The Art of Poverty: Moses, Cariens, and Students Create Public Art Display as part of Discovery Dialogue
Talking about poverty is a whole lot different than seeing it. And seeing it—the impact of seeing it—comes in more ways than through still photos or news clips on television. It also comes through art.
New research from the University of New Hampshire finds that increased social stress in childhood and young adulthood has a direct link to increased dating violence. Conducted by Murray Straus, co-director of the UNH Family Research Laboratory and professor of sociology, the research is based on a 32-nation study and shows that Taiwan has the highest level of social stress.
Sometimes, a picture can evoke such strong emotions that we are compelled to discover more about the photograph, the photographer, and the period in which the photograph was taken. Photographs from the Great Depression captured Isabel Klein. The images she viewed compelled her to attempt to solve the mysteries of a 1938 photography exhibit whose existence had nearly been lost to history.
Children should not be treated like mechanical widgets whose learning is driven by impersonal top-down mandates and tests. In his new book, Tom Newkirk, University of New Hampshire professor of English, defends teaching against the "cult of efficiency" that turns classrooms into mechanized assembly lines of knowledge.
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