ERIC Number: ED334129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching the Arts: Miami's New World School of the Arts.
Walesh, Sidney L.
This case study of the New World School of the Arts (Miami, Florida) outlines the planning, problem solving, and management involved in establishing the school. The New World School is both a public high school and college, providing intensive training in the performing and visual arts, as well as a full academic curriculum. A brief history, highlighting the schools' evolution is presented. Extensive planning was undertaken from 1984 to 1987 prior to the employment of full-time staff. The report outlines how the school is structured both internally and externally. Details about the selection of staff and pupils are provided. The curriculum provides specialized arts training for students in the secondary school grades 10 through 12 and at the college level through the baccalaureate degree. The location, facilities, and sources of finance are described. The intensive planning process and This success has been repeatedly demonstrated and validated by the achievements of the students in national arts competitions. In the final section, future prospects and challenges are outlined. Appendices describing the Organization Structure; Ethnicity Distribution, High School and College; College Residency; Location (Past and Present); The Funding Formula; and Enrollment History and Projections are included. (KM)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Art Education, Case Studies, College School Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Innovation, Effective Schools Research, Faculty Recruitment, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, High Schools, Higher Education, Magnet Schools, School Construction, Student Recruitment, Theater Arts, Visual Arts
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Dade County Public Schools FL; New World School of the Arts FL
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).