ERIC Number: ED229329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Arts and the Curriculum for the 80s.
Major, Judith Strand
Review and Evaluation Bulletins, v4 n2 1983
Learning factors that are improved by K-12 arts programs include perception, awareness, concentration, uniqueness of thought style, expression, inventiveness and problem solving, confidence and self worth, and motivation. The arts have been taught as an addition to the basic curriculum, not as part of the basic curriculum. This will continue unless we dispel the notion that the cognitive and affective domains are entirely separate from one another. Essential to the development of arts-integrated curricula is each teacher's ability to understand, feel comfortable with, and hence implement program change. Arts programs should be provided for all students, not only the highly talented. Community resources should be a vital component in the developing of arts programming. The development of the arts in Ontario in the past 15 years has been paralleled by an outstanding growth of "artists in the schools" programs. Appendices contain statistics on the growth of the arts in Ontario, examples from curriculum guides showing how the arts can be integrated into the core curriculum, a professional development plan, and descriptions of museum programs. A bibliography is also provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Art Education, Artists, Community Resources, Comparative Education, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Museums, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Teacher Attitudes
Ontario Government Bookstore, 880 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M7A 1L2 ($3.00); Publication Sales, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Toronto.; Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Identifiers: Artists in Schools Program; Ontario