ERIC Number: ED336323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Program of Studies. Instructional Goals and Objectives: Art.
West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston.
Instructional goals and sample instructional objectives for art education in West Virginia's public schools are outlined. A comprehensive arts education program is basic to the general education of every child. Two guiding principles directed the programs' design. First, each student should have opportunities to acquire skills in the four disciplines of art education: art production, art history, aesthetics, and art criticism. Second, an art education program should provide a sequential series of required and elective offerings to enable students to develop perception, production skills, appreciation, critical thinking skills, imagination, and personal identity. Instructional goals are provided for three sequential programmatic levels, early childhood K-4, middle childhood 5-8, and adolescent education 9-12. These goals consider the learner, the subject, and the sequence of objectives as the most important elements of the instructional process. Recommended instructional objectives, based on the instructional goals, are provided for grades K-12 in the major areas of study within the art program: general art, studio art, and art history. At the adolescent level, studio art objectives are listed for the study of architecture, calligraphy, ceramics, computer art, crafts, drawing, fiber art, jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and stained glass work. A visual arts glossary is provided. (KM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston.
Identifiers: Aesthetics; West Virginia