Contribution to Book
¡Adelante! El Mundo Mágico Creado, The Magical World Created: P-16 US Students Create an International Collage between Cuba and USAHandbook of Research on the Facilitation of Civic Engagement Through Community Art (2017)
This chapter illustrates the unique cross-sector visual arts exchange program between Cuba and the U.S.
This collaborative project is situated in the Cuban educational perspective of Pedagogía de la Ternura
(Pedagogy of Tenderness) and La Cláse Magica (Magical Class), contextually driven bilingual model for
diverse student population in the U.S. The role of art in Cuban context of national and cultural identity
is also discussed. The CreArte in Cuba, a voluntary cultural community inspired organization, aims to
improve the cultural life and the realities of all the local participants. In the U.S., CreArte project was
implemented at a local high school to create a positive learning space for the most disenfranchised local
high school students enrolled in a remedial reading program. The juxtaposition of two apparently disparate
and contrasting realities formed an amazing collage of hope and trust beyond the visible cognitive,
behavioral, and affective literacy outcomes for the students and adults in both countries traveling across
90 miles of troubled water between Cuba and USA.
EditorLeigh Nanney Hersey and Bryna Bobick
Citation InformationChoe, Miwon and Juan Silivio Cabrera Albert. (2017). ¡Adelante! El Mundo Mágico Creado, The Magical World Created: P-16 US Students Create an International Collage between Cuba and USA. In Leigh Nanney Hersey and Bryna Bobick (Eds.), Handbook of Research on the Facilitation of Civic Engagement Through Community Art (368-390). Hershey PA,: IGI Global.