ERIC Number: ED341627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Art in the Middle: A Position Paper on Middle School Visual Arts Education.
California Art Education Association, Carmichael.
Seven recommendations are made by the California Art Education Association (CAEA) for a high quality middle school visual arts program for all students in California's middle schools. The seven recommendations are: (1) a sequential middle school visual arts curriculum should be developed by art educators and focus on art as a discipline requiring the rigorous study of specific concepts, knowledge, and skills; (2) a comprehensive middle school visual arts program should be provided for all students based on a written curriculum that is sensitive to student and community needs; (3) assessment should be based on a variety of performance assessments related to the curriculum and use of portfolios; (4) an equitable and continuous source of revenue should be established and maintained by the individual school and the school district; (5) professional development should be required for the success of a visual arts program; (6) visual arts programs should use a wide range of instructional, personnel, and community resources; and (7) visual art teachers should be fully qualified and have a credential. The document concludes with a list of resources including state-adopted textbooks for grades 7-8, and sample lessons outlining scope, sequence, and achievement expectations recommended by the California Art Education Association for grades 6-8. (KM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Community Resources, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, Evaluation, Financial Support, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Performance Based Assessment, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Methods, Visual Arts
California Art Education Association, 2257 Van Ufford Lane, Carmichael, CA 95608 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: California Art Education Association, Carmichael.
Identifiers: California; California Art Education Association
Note: Appendix B, "California Art Education Association Scope and Sequence (Grades 6-8)" may not reproduce well due to small type.