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DIANE M CARACCIOLO

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

EDUCATION, RUTH S. AMMON SCHOOL OF

ALUMNAE HALL
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Diplomas/Degrees

Ed.D. in Art and Art Education, Teachers College, Columbia University (2006)
Goetheanum Diploma in Speech Formation, London School of Speech Formation (1990)
M.A. in Speech Arts and Educational Theater, Adelphi University (1980)
B.A. in English, SUNY Binghamton (1978)

Recent Courses

Exploring The Arts: Creative Speech And Storytelling
First Year Seminar Becoming Human
Master'S Seminar In Adolescence Education

Personal Statement

Nurturing the Imagination, a human capacity central to our individual and communal well-being, is the current focus of my teaching and research.

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Creative speech
Rudolf Steiner (Waldorf)pedagogy
Arts-based research and learning
The healing power of storytelling

Research Interests

The role of the creative imagination in education
The origins and art historical contexts of the Michael Chekhov acting method in Dartington Hall, UK
The historical and educational relevance of Adelphi's Children's Centre for the Creative Arts
The healing potential of the creative arts

Grants/Sponsored Research

Faculty Development Grant, Adelphi University, 2006-2007. The $5000 grant was used to create a professional development workshop for Adelphi students, faculty and alumni. The workshop was held at the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum on October 13, 2007. The purpose was to examine an authentic model for teacher education that centers indigenous peoples' perspectives and respects them as the generators of their own educational discourses regarding their culture, history and current issues.

President's Grant for Student Research in Diversity, Committee for Community and Diversity (CCD)at Teachers College, Columbia University. 2004 recipient of $3000. grant awarded to initiate an educational partnership with members of the Shinnecock Nation. Funding enabled the co-creation of a professional development workshop for in-service Suffolk County teachers hosted by the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum, March 3, 2005 and the creation of a DVD: Teaching and Learning with Long Island's Native Peoples.

Books

Caracciolo, D. & Mungai, A. M. (Eds.) (2009). In the Spirit of Ubuntu: Stories of Teaching and Research. Netherlands: Sense Publishers.


Artistic/Creative Work

"Teaching & Learning with Long Island's Native Peoples". In March 2005 the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum organized and hosted its first professional development workshop for elementary school educators. The workshop was funded by the President's Grant for Student Research in Diversity, Teachers College, Columbia University. A portion of the grant funded the filming of the workshop. In March 2006 I completed editing the DVD of this film, which can be used for professional development in the areas of diversity & multicultural education, Native Studies, Long Island history and social justice. (The film will by copyrighted as property of the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum.)Karola Ritter was the cinematographer of the film. The Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center & Museum. April 2006.


Book Chapters

Caracciolo, D. (2014). Crafting inner space: Guided visualizations for the creative classroom. In C.L. Weida (Eds.). Crafting creativity and creating craft: Craftivism, art education, and contemporary craft culture. (pp. 45-52). Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Caracciolo, D (2010). It has your grandmotherís knowledge. In Verma, R. (Eds.). Be the change: Teacher, activist, global citizen. NY: Peter Lang.

Caracciolo, D. (2009). Closing the Distance: Partnering with the Indigenous Peoples on Whose Land We Earn our Living. In Caracciolo, D. & Mungai, A. M. (Eds.). In the Spirit of Ubuntu: Stories of Teaching and Research. (pp. 103-116). Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Caracciolo, D. (2009). Becoming human. In Caracciolo, D. & Mungai, A. M. (Eds.). In the Spirit of Ubuntu: Stories of Teaching and Research. (pp. xi-xv). Netherlands: Sense Publishers.


Refereed Articles

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Caracciolo, D. & Wallowitz, L. (2009), Reawakening a sense of play through theater. Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, 22, 3, 21-25.

Caracciolo, D. & Staikidis, K. (2009), Coming of Age in Methodology; Two Collaborative Inquiries with Shinnecock and Mayan Artists. Qualitative Inquiry, 15, 8, 1395-1415.

Caracciolo, D. (2009), By their very presence: Rethinking research and partnering for change with educators and artists from Long Island's Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum. International journal for qualitative studies in education, 22, 177-202.

Caracciolo, D. (2008), Addressing Anti-Indianism in the mainstream curriculum: A partnership model. Multicultural perspectives, 10, 224-228.

Caracciolo, Diane (2008), Strengthening the imaginaton through theater: the contributions of Michael Chekhov. Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, 1-7.

Caracciolo, D. (2007), By their very presence: Rethinking research and partnering for change with artists and educators from Long Islandís Shinnecock Nation. Art Education Dissertation Monographs, Vol.2. NY: Teachers College, Columbia University..

Caracciolo, D. (2000), Breaking the spell of the mechanistic: The search for an organic way of knowing. Encounter: Education for meaning and social justice, 13, 11-22.


Conference Presentations/Papers

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Caracciolo, D. (2010). Glimpses of this unfamiliar terrain: Contemplative pedagogy and Michael Chekhovís acting method. In Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education Second Annual Conference. Amherst, MA.

Caracciolo, D. & Wallowitz, L. (2009). Teaching the Art of Shakespeare. In 2009 NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Annual Convention. Philadelphia, PA.

Caracciolo, D. (2009). In the Spirit of Ubuntu: Stories of Teaching and Research, Part II. In Fifth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Caracciolo, D., Feige, D. & Mungai, A. (2009). In the Spirit of Ubuntu. In Celebration on Teaching, Channel 13. NY, NY.

Caracciolo, D. (2008). Glimpses of this Unfamiliar Terrain: Awakening the Artistic Spirit in Teacher Education. In American Educational Research Association (pp. 17). NY, NY.

Caracciolo, D. (2007). We can hear the trees falling: An untenured assistant professor in search of the seventh moment. In Third International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, 2007 (pp. 18). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Caracciolo, D. (2007). Closing the distance: Partnering with the indigenous peoples on whose lands we earn our living. In American Educational Research Association (pp. 29). Chicago, Illinois.

Caracciolo , D. & Staikidis, K. (2007). Foregrounding indigenous points of view in art and education: Two collaborative inquiries with Shinnecock and Mayan artists. In National Association of Art Educators. New York, NY.

Caracciolo, D. (2006). By their very presence: rethinking research and partnering for change with artists and educators from Long Islandís Shinnecock Nation. In Second International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry 2006. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

Caracciolo, D.M. (1999). The Pencil: Memories of Dartington Hall and the English origin of the Michael Chekhov acting method. Introduction (unpublished) to D. H. du Prey, The Actor is the Theatre: A Collection of Michael Chekhovís Unpublished Notes & Manuscripts on the Art of Acting and the Theatre. (Introduction and archives housed at Harvard University, Adelphi University, Lincoln Center and Dartington Hall, UK.)

Honors and Accomplishments

Recipient, Adelphi University Student Government Association, Women's Recognition Award, March 31, 2005.

Recipient, President's Award for Excellence in Service, 2003-2004, Adelphi University.