ERIC Number: ED144852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun-20
Final Report of Curriculum and Development in Arts Education.
The document describes and evaluates an arts education project at an elementary school in Belmont, California. Developed by nine arts educators under a grant from the California Arts Council, the project presented units in dance, drama, music, and visual arts to pupils in grades 4-6. Objectives include demonstration by students of basic competency in group dance and dramatics, skills of construction in two- and three-dimensional visual art, and composing and performing original songs. A teacher's guide describes up to ten learning activities for each of the four arts areas, such as square and folk dances, dramatic circle games, puppet shows, discussion and review of student-created musical filmstrips, and woodblock printmaking. Objectives, materials, time required, number of participants, teaching strategies, and additional resources are listed for each activity. Also presented are a student evaluation form, excerpts of minutes from staff meetings, an outline of project-related activities by staff members, and a listing of contacts made by staff members to disseminate information about the project. The report concludes that the project stimulated a collective effort among the school staff, created an arts identity for the school, and caused identifiable curriculum development in arts education. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Art Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Enrichment, Curriculum Development, Dance, Dramatics, Elementary Education, Fine Arts, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Activities, Music, Program Descriptions, Projects, Reports, Skill Development, Student Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Teaching Guides, Visual Arts
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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