ERIC Number: ED190706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Arts in General Education: An Administrator's Manual.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
This manual is designed to help elementary and secondary school administrators to create an Arts in General Education (AGE) program consistent with the needs of their school community. The history of AGE, a program developed in New York City in the mid 1970s, is reviewed. The rationale for the program's underlying concept, that is, that the arts are basic to learning, communication, self expression and self confidence, is explained. The role of the individual school, the leadership role of the principal, the importance of gaining concensus, and the development and coordination of an AGE program by a project management team are all discussed. Another area dealt with is the organization required to implement an AGE school development program. Issues addressed here include staff development and the utilization of community resources, i.e., the roles and functions of assistant principals, classroom teachers, arts specialists, support personnel, artists in residence, off site facilities, and funding. Finally, methods for integrating the arts into basic school curricula are discussed. A bibliography of selected works on the arts in education is appended. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Fine Arts, Integrated Activities, Learning Activities, Program Development, Program Implementation
Board of Education of the City of New York, Publications Sales Office, 110 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 ($3.50; Make checks payable to Auditor, Board of Education).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
Identifiers: Arts in General Education Program NY; New York (New York)