ERIC Number: ED341626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
This is Art: A Position on High School Visual Arts Courses.
California Art Education Association, Carmichael.
The California Art Education Association (CAEA) has outlined guidelines to help administrators, teachers, and others responsible for determining the acceptable content of visual arts courses offered to meet California's state graduation requirements or entry requirements into a state university. Emphasis for visual arts courses should be on the creative process supported by aesthetic perception, arts heritage, and aesthetic valuing. When appropriate, instruction should provide opportunities for integrating the visual arts with the performing arts, and other subjects, such as history-social science, English language arts, and science. Students also should be involved in reading-writing assignments, field trips, and exhibition programs in schools and in the community. Visual arts curricula and instructional strategies must encourage students to experiment, be flexible in seeking solutions to problems, and be courageous in expressing their own ideas. California State University guidelines are outlined together with examples of courses that meet and do not meet those requirements. The document concludes with a recommended check list of student outcomes for use in evaluating the content of visual arts courses. (KM)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Art Appreciation, Art Criticism, Art Education, Art History, Course Content, Creativity, Graduation Requirements, High Schools, Integrated Activities, Theater Arts, Visual Arts
California Art Education Association, 2257 Van Ufford Lane, Carmichael, CA 95608.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California Art Education Association, Carmichael.
Identifiers: California; California Art Education Association