ERIC Number: ED161801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Arts Education: A Contemporary View for Schools in Virginia.
Fuller, Frank, Jr., Ed.
Citing a major survey reflecting attitudes of most Americans toward the arts, this monograph outlines behavioral objectives and recommends supportive programs for elementary and secondary students in dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts. Dance in public education has both individual and group objectives. The student should develop a sense of rhythm and learn to express thoughts and feelings. Socially, the student should develop desirable relationships and learn to appreciate the cultures of other nations. The physical education program should integrate dance at all grade levels and use qualified teachers. Music in public education involves both content knowledge and performing ability. Functional understanding of musical forms, styles, ethnic sources, and history is an avenue for discovering and developing musical talent. In the curriculum, musical resources should be implemented as tools of the learning process. Theatre involves the arts as a social experience. From a basic knowledge of the roles of actors and audiences, the school program should provide theatre experiences throughout the total curriculum. In visual art the student should gain understanding and practical skills of the creative arts. The curriculum should relate these skills to students' experiences. Specific instructional objectives for arts specialists and regular classroom teachers are outlined. (MR)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Education, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Programs, Integrated Curriculum, Program Content, Relevance (Education), Skill Development, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Methods
Fine Arts Department, Virginia Department of Education, P.O. Box 6Q, Richmond, Virginia 23216 (free)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Secondary Education.; Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Elementary Education.