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ERIC Number: ED002975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 248
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SEMINAR ON ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATION IN THE VISUAL ARTS.
CONANT, HOWARD
A SEMINAR IN THE VISUAL ARTS WAS HELD AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY TO DEFINE PROBLEM AREAS IN AND TO DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS FOR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATION. OVER 40 PERSONS FROM A VARIETY OF PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINES, PURSUITS, AND ORGANIZATIONS PARTICIPATED, ALLOWING HALF THEIR TIME TO SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION MEETINGS AND THE REMAINDER TO PLENARY SESSIONS. MOST IMPORTANT AMONG THE RECOMMENDATIONS DEVELOPED IN THE SEMINAR WERE (1) THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STEPPED-UP AND IMPROVED SYSTEM OF ART TEACHER RECRUITMENT, (2) THE DEVELOPMENT OF A VAST FILMMAKING AND FILM DISTRIBUTING PROGRAM, (3) THE DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVED VISUAL ARTS INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR BOTH INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP USE, (4) THE PUBLICATION OF AUTHORITATIVE, PERSUASIVE STATEMENTS ON ALL ASPECTS AND AT ALL LEVELS OF ART EDUCATION, (5) THE EMPLOYMENT OF 1 ART TEACHER FOR EVERY 500 STUDENTS, INCLUDING THE OFTEN NEGLECTED PRIMARY GRADE LEVELS, (6) THE PROVISION OF 1 ART ROOM FOR EVERY 500 STUDENTS, INCLUDING RECORDING AND PROJECTION FACILITIES, FOR INDEPENDENT AND CLASS WORK, (7) THE BROADENING OF ART EDUCATION CURRICULUMS TO INCREASE TEACHER COMPETENCE IN SUBJECTS OTHER THAN ART, (8) THE BROADENING OF THE SCOPE OF ART TEACHING TO INCLUDE URBAN DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND OTHER AREAS, AS WELL AS THE MORE FAMILIAR FIELDS OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE, (9) AN EMPHASIS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF VISUAL PERCEPTION AMONG ALL PERSONS, (10) AN EMPHASIS ON THE STUDY OF HISTORIC AND CONTEMPORARY ART WORKS, (11) THE INSTITUTION OF WIDESPREAD CHANGES AND FAR-REACHING IMPROVEMENTS IN ALL PHASES OF ART TEACHER EDUCATION, AND (12) THE DEVELOPMENT OF A GRADUATED ART EDUCATION PROGRAM EXTENDING FROM NURSERY SCHOOL THROUGH GRADUATE STUDY AND ADULT EDUCATION IN WHICH EDUCATORS AND LEADERS IN A NUMBER OF OTHER DISCIPLINES COULD SERVE. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York)