ERIC Number: ED160492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Through the Arts to the Aesthetic: The CEMREL Aesthetic Education Curriculum.
Madeja, Stanley S.; Onuska, Sheila
This document describes the aesthetic education curriculum developed by the Aesthetic Education Program (AEP) of the Central Midwestern Regional Educational Lab. Developed for elementary grades, the curriculum is intended to enhance aesthetic perception, teach the arts, create a better living environment, promote general education, and use the arts in general education. It incorporates all the art forms: dance, film, literature, music, theatre, and visual arts. Chapters one and two define AEP's concept of aesthetic education and give specific goals. Chapter three presents 44 instructional units for the six elementary grade levels, giving content, instructional strategy, concepts, and objectives for each unit. Written by producing artists, performing artists, scholars, students, and teachers, these units are designed to complement, not to replace, currently used art programs. Content includes aesthetics in relation to: (1) the physical world, (2) arts elements, (3) the creative process, (4) the artist, (5) the culture, and (6) the environment. Another chapter presents three case studies involving a third grade teacher, a fifth/sixth grade teacher, and a music specialist. Each teacher explains how he integrated the AEP units into his classroom, adapting them to the proper grade level and the existing school program. The document concludes with an evaluation strategy, a list of aesthetic education learning centers, and a bibliography. (BC)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Education, Case Studies, Creative Development, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Curriculum Guides, Dance, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Films, Fine Arts, General Education, Literature, Music, Perceptual Development, Theater Arts, Units of Study, Visual Arts
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Louis, MO.
Note: Bibliography on pages 137-141 may not reproduce clearly in hard copy due to small type size of original document