ERIC Number: ED158445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
The Arts and Handicapped People: Defining the National Direction.
Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.; National Committee, Arts for the Handicapped, Washington, DC.
Proceedings from an April, 1977 conference focus on the current status and future directions of arts programming for the handicapped. M. Appell provides an overview of the field; while W. Kalenius, Jr. reviews data from 138 current research studies which indicate that handicapped children were able to learn the art forms, enjoyed the activities, increased feelings of self worth and learned academic skills as a result of arts activities. S. Madeja discusses the role of aesthetic perception, the critical process, and knowledge about the arts in arts instruction for the handicapped. L. Molloy discusses architectural and program accessibility factors for public arts facilities. Methods of facilitating career development and leisure time enjoyment of the arts are discussed by J. Goldstein. Papers by J. Newberg and J. Kukuk deal with the artist's role in working with handicapped people and the major components of comprehensive arts education programs for the handicapped. G. Barlow cites the negative attitudes of society toward the handicapped in general, and suggests the need to identify attitudes specific to the handicapped in the arts. Further research needs are projected by J. Morrison. A conference summary outlines conclusions (regarding the Federal role, research, and arts in education, public facilities and attitudes), implications, and projections. (CL)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Architectural Barriers, Art Education, Attitudes, Conference Reports, Cultural Enrichment, Disabilities, Facilities, Fine Arts, Handicapped Children, Leisure Time, Museums, Research Needs, Research Reviews (Publications), State of the Art Reviews, Visual Arts
National Committee, Arts for the Handicapped, 1701 K Street, N.W., Suite 801, Washington, D.C. 20006 ($4.50 each, $4.00 in quantities of 10 or more)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.; National Committee, Arts for the Handicapped, Washington, DC.