ERIC Number: ED253482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Visual Arts in Iowa Schools.
Magee, Laura, Comp.
This handbook of information and suggestions for improving art education in the elementary and secondary schools of Iowa provides broad guidelines for the purpose and goals of a quality art education program. The guidelines may be used to inform school administrators and board members of the general characteristics of an educationally valid program and to increase the understanding of parents and the general public of the potential benefits that can be derived through art education. The first of eight sections presents a rationale for art education. The second section, on curriculum, proposes four goals as fundamental curriculum guidelines for educating young people in the visual arts. Program recommendations in the third section deal with teacher qualifications, time, class size, and facilities. The fourth section, on exceptional children, describes characteristics and suggestions for art programs for gifted and talented children and for special education students. The use of various community resources such as field trips, visiting art experts, and touring artworks is encouraged in the fifth section. The next two sections describe career opportunities in art and the effect of technology on art education. Evaluation guidelines in the eighth and final section include a list of questions for evaluation of students, teachers, programs, and the community and school as a setting for art. Appendices present a framework for art education, information about the Iowa Arts Council, and a list of Iowa art museums and galleries. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.