ERIC Number: ED334115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Art Literacy in Indiana: An Imperative for Change.
This report is the culmination of a project that assessed the status of arts education in the public schools in Indiana. Detailed information on Indiana's total arts education program, including the areas of music, visual art, theater and dance education, was solicited by a comprehensive mail survey. An executive summary states that: arts literacy should become a basic part of education; all students should learn the basics of arts education; there should be increased number of art specialists; and citizens need to promote arts education in Indiana. Survey results and nine recommendations made by the Indiana Arts Education Task Force are provided. The task force outlines a method to introduce arts literacy and ways various organizations can support the arts, including the Indiana State Board of Education, the Indiana Department of Education, and the Indiana Arts Commission, as well as professional arts education associations and local teacher organizations. (KM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Audience Response, Curriculum Development, Dance, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Fine Arts, Mail Surveys, Music Education, Public Schools, Theater Arts, Visual Arts
Indiana Historical Bureau, 140 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2296 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.; Indiana Arts Commission, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Art Literacy; Indiana