ERIC Number: ED393730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Excellence and Equity in Art Education: Toward Exemplary Practices in the Schools of Illinois. The Position of the Illinois Art Education Association. Part One.
This is the first part of a two-part position paper, updating an 1986 position statement, developed by the Illinois Art Education Association for the elementary, middle-level, and secondary schools in the state of Illinois. Part 1, the "Introductory Statement," highlights the contemporary context of educational reform as an opportunity to clarify and strengthen the role of art education in the lives of young people. The "Introductory Statement" is intended to advance discussions among educators and other interested persons about the steps that should be taken to provide challenging curricula, effective instruction, and relevant forms of assessment in every art class in Illinois. This document expresses a call for action on the part of art teachers regarding specific goals and statements of the fundamental beliefs underpinning the "Introductory Statement." Specifically, fundamental beliefs include: the continuity of change, the necessity of creativity, and the importance of individualism and diversity in a democracy. The paper concludes with a list of the national standards for arts education. (DQE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Illinois Art Education Association, Aurora.
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Note: Part 2 to be published in Fall of 1996.