ERIC Number: ED168253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Humanism and the Arts in Special Education.
Smith, Judy; Perks, Wendy
The book illustrates the value of the arts to special education, describes arts education programs and activities, reviews research on positive changes in children as a result of arts experiences, and considers ways to incorporate arts education in personnel preparation. Possible contributions of art, music, dance, drama, and creative writing to special education are examined. Recent and in-progress research is reviewed. Features of various arts-in-education approaches are described, and three prototype programs are cited. The role of the National Committee - Arts for the Handicapped is discussed, and 24 model site projects are described. Current gaps in personnel preparation are identified, and suggestions for collaboration, training, and research and development are given. (CL)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art, Creative Expression, Creative Writing, Dance, Demonstration Programs, Drama, Handicapped Children, Humanistic Education, Music, Program Descriptions, Research Reviews (Publications), Teacher Education
The National Committee, Arts for the Handicapped, 1701 K Street, N.W., Suite 801, Washington, D.C. 20006 ($3.50, $3.00 in quantities of 10 or more, paid by check or purchase order)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: National Committee, Arts for the Handicapped, Washington, DC.
Note: This document was originally produced through a grant to the University of New Mexico dissemination project