ERIC Number: ED151292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Report of the NAEA Commission on Art Education.
National Art Education Association, Reston, VA.
The booklet reports on a study of the present status and prospects for the art teaching profession in terms of fiscal resources, curriculum, staffing and administration, and influences of government, college entrance exams, standardized testing, and high school graduation requirements in school art programs. The report is presented in three sections. Section one briefly outlines the National Art Education Association Committee's ten recommendations for development in art education. These include acknowledging both creative and cultural aspects of art education, announcing art program goals to the school and community at large, and determining financial allocations on the assumption that art is just as important as other school courses. Section two presents the working papers on which the Committee based its recommendations. These papers examine the status of the arts in American society; usefulness of art education in developing human understanding, critical consciousness, and creative thinking; criteria for teaching and financial support; administration and evaluation of art programs; and the future of art education in terms of technology, research, and federal involvement. Section three presents explicit models for art teaching in a typical middle school situation. The models cover curriculum planning, environmental awareness, and studio activities. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art Expression, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Development, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Research Needs, Teaching Models
National Art Education Association, 1916 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($4.95, paper cover)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Art Education Association, Reston, VA.