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ERIC Number: ED002732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Feb
Pages: 22
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PROJECT CUE.
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
THE AIMS OF PROJECT CUE (CULTURE, UNDERSTANDING, AND ENRICHMENT), WERE TO INTEGRATE ARTS MATERIALS INTO THE ONGOING SECONDARY CURRICULUM TO SHOW STUDENTS THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS OF THE ARTS AND THE OTHER DISCIPLINES, TO BRING THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES TO ALL STUDENTS, TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF THE PACKAGE CONCEPT IN INTRODUCING NEW IDEAS AND MATERIALS INTO THE CURRICULUM, AND TO PROVE THAT SUCH ENRICHMENT COULD BE ADDED WITHOUT LOSS OF CORE CONTENT ALREADY BEING TAUGHT. ORIGINAL PARTICIPANTS WERE 13 SCHOOLS CHOSEN ON THE BASIS OF GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION, TYPE, AND NEED. THE NINTH GRADE WAS CHOSEN BECAUSE IT IS THE LAST YEAR OF COMPULSORY SCHOOLING, AND FUNDING AND LOGISTIC PROBLEMS NECESSITATED STARTING WITH A LIMITED GROUP. COMPONENTS WERE THE PACKAGES OF MEDIA, LESSON GUIDES FOR ARTS INTEGRATION SUGGESTIONS IN EVERY AREA, PERMANENT AND TRAVELING EXHIBITS OF ARTS MATERIAL, PERFORMANCES OF VARIOUS CULTURAL PROGRAMS BY PROFESSIONAL GROUPS, A TELEVISION PROGRAM PROMOTING UNDERSTANDING OF EASTERN CULTURES, AID TO COMMUNITIES TO UTILIZE THEIR ARTS RESOURCES, AND MEETINGS, CONSULTATIONS, EVALUATION SHEETS, AND NEWSLETTERS. PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED WERE HESITANCY BY SUBJECT MATTER TEACHERS TO ACCEPT THE NEW ROLE OF THE ARTS IN THE CURRICULUM AND BY ART AND MUSIC TEACHERS TO ACCEPT THEIR NEW ROLE. BECAUSE OF LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH OTHER SUBJECTS, ART AND MUSIC TEACHERS FAILED TO SEE THE RELATION OF SUCH SUBJECT MATTER TO THE ARTS. MANY TEACHERS FEARED THAT THEY WOULD BE JUDGED BY THEIR STUDENTS' PERFORMANCES. RESULTS WERE ENCOURAGING. STUDENT INTEREST AND INVOLVEMENT WERE HIGH, CREATIVITY WAS STIMULATED, STUDENTS BECAME ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT CULTURAL ENTERTAINMENTS. NEW TEACHING TECHNIQUES WERE STIMULATED. RECOMMENDATIONS WERE MADE FOR CUE TO BECOME AN ONGOING PROJECT OF THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND A CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES INFORMATION IN THE COUNTRY.
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers: New York (Albany); PROJECT CUE