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ERIC Number: ED341627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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.