ERIC Number: ED341606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
The Arts in Education. A Report by the Connecticut Arts Are Basic to the Curriculum (ABC) Task Force.
Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford.; Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
Ten recommendations are discussed for implementing comprehensive arts education and integrated arts-in-education programs in Connecticut's public schools. The recommendations are as follows: (1) Connecticut students should receive arts instruction that ensures an understanding in all of the arts; (2) Connecticut school districts should provide appropriate arts staffing and other resources necessary for quality arts instruction for all students; (3) teacher and administrator preparation programs should include appropriate education and training in the arts to ensure their incorporation into all modes of instruction and curriculum; (4) the state department of education, the department of higher education school administrators, and teacher organizations and unions should develop teacher certification in drama and dance; (5) appropriate ongoing staff development should foster the incorporation of the arts into all instruction and curriculum; (6) periodic assessments in the arts should be developed; (7) arts education should be available to all postsecondary students; (8) schools should make use of community, regional, and state arts resources as a means of enriching the school curriculum; (9) the Connecticut Alliance for Arts Education should be formed; and (10) a collaborative (state, local, and corporate) funding program should be initiated to achieve the goals of the ABC Task Force. A 12-step plan of action identifying who is responsible for the implementation of each step and a discussion of detailed short term, long term, and ongoing actions concludes the document. (KM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford.; Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.