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Dr. Joan Bouza Koster is an award-winning author of non-fiction works in the fields of anthropology, racism, education, and history.
September 1971 - September 1978
Argolid Exploration Project
- Carried out ethnographic research on shepherding, seasonal transhumance, weaving practices, agriculture, olive production, and women's roles in a rural Greek village.
Cooperation between neighbors plays a key role in carrying out the process of wool and goat hair into useful handwoven fabrics. Article is based on ethnographic research carried out in the Southern Argolid, Peloponnesus, Greece in 1975. Published in Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot 1978
Describes the hand processing of wool into useful handwoven fabrics in rural Crete and the changes that have taken place over time. Article is based on ethnographic research carried out ion the island of Crete, Greece in 1990. Published in Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot 1996
This book provides a guide for the teaching of the arts to children age 8 and younger, grounded in the work of Piaget, Vygotsky, Gardner, and Kindler, and suggests effective practices drawn from the National Coalition for the Core Arts Standards and from the National Association for the Education of Young Children's recommendations for developmenta...
An easy-to-use, comprehensive textbook for students preparing to teach children from infancy to age 8. It addresses the integration of visual art, music, dance, and dramatic play into the early childhood curriculum.
In the absence of a designated textbooks, elementary school teachers rely on a variety of resources in designing science curriculum for their students. This qualitative research study looked at a 2nd grade and fourth grade teachers' choices of lessons, the reasons given for these choices, and the actual practice in the classroom. Considerations are...
This text shows prospective teachers practical ways to create classroom environments in which children become artists as they also become readers and writers. Based on the mind-expanding work of Howard Gardner and other teacher-researchers on the relationship between art and literacy, this book emphasizes the integration of all the arts into the el...
Analyzes the role of hand spinning and weaving in a modernizing shepherd economy.
Details how to build and weave on four different types of looms, based on ethnographic research of handweaving in Southern Greece.
Ethnographic study of the ways sheep and goat herders maximize the use of native pastures in the context of the cultural environment.
Describes the process of spinning and weaving wool and goat hair and the role fiber processing played in a rural Greek village. Detailed information on how a traditional Greek loom is warped. Full Text available at http://www.penn.museum/sites/expedition/articles/volume19-issue1/