ERIC Number: ED245996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Arts--A Missing Link in the Basic Curriculum. A Process Manual to Integrate the Arts into the Elementary School Curriculum for Administrators, Teachers and Community Members.
Link, Kathryn Gerlach
Cited as a model project for the state of Vermont, this process model helps administrators, teachers, and community members integrate the arts into the elementary school curriculum. Arranged into 10 sections, the introduction in part 1 outlines the development of the program. Three major project goals are stated in section 2 and section 3 is an administrator section which includes examples of school projects, tips for good personnel relations, duties and responsibilities, and budget information. Section 4, the artist coordinator's section, outlines job qualifications and responsibilities. Dissemination methods are discussed in section 5, including the use of exhibits and display; newsletters; area newspapers, radio, and television; parent-teacher presentations; parent involvement; and a student newspaper. Section 6 lists various evaluation procedures and section 7 provides 10 points of advice for teachers. Section 8 provides examples of interdisciplinary art activities for each grade level (K-6). Discovering colors, creative movement, painting and sculpture, drama and music, folklore, weaving and basketmaking, film-making, and photography are all tied to basic core subjects and to two all-school events. Section 9 draws conclusions about the success of the program and section 10 consists of 6 appendices: a planning and evaluation form; student, teacher, parent, and art instructor questionnaires; and a newsletter about art and the basics. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier. Div. of Federal Assistance.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union, Bennington, VT.
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