ERIC Number: ED142507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun-27
Reference Count: 0
Options in education, Program No. 83, June 27, 1977. Art in American Schools. Program Transcripts of a Weekly Series Broadcast by Member Stations of National Public Radio.
George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.; National Public Radio, Washington, DC.
A radio program about arts in American schools includes interviews with students, art teachers, parents, and heads of research panels. The commentators point out that many people think of art as something done by geniuses. The American attitude toward art must be changed, and children should be given the opportunity for creative expression in schools. David Rockefeller, Jr., was a member of The Arts, Education and Americans Panel which recently published a report on the status of art in the schools. He recommends that art be as basic to the curriculum as mathematics, writing, and history because the arts can be basic tools of learning. Inquiries to three State Art Directors about state spending on art programs revealed that only local school districts have accurate figures on art budgets. Most are very low. Several interviews present exemplary programs. The Artists in the Schools Program, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, places artists in specific schools so students can learn what an artist does and what his methods are. Architects, musicians, and poets are interviewed. Another program at the University of Massachusetts teaches children fundamental concepts of geometry through body movement, music, and large rubber bands. Concluding comments stress the need for art teachers to defend their discipline. (AV)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art Teachers, Childrens Art, Curriculum, Demonstration Programs, Educational Needs, Educational Radio, Elementary Secondary Education, Interviews, Programing (Broadcast)
National Public Radio--Education, Washington, D.C. 20036 (Program No. 83, $0.50, paper cover)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Corporation for Public Broadcasting, New York, NY.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.; National Public Radio, Washington, DC.
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