ERIC Number: ED178455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Task Force on the Education, Training and Development of Professional Artists and Arts Educators.
National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.; National Council on the Arts (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Various aspects of artists' and art teachers' education are explored in the report. Emphasis is placed on quality, diversity, financing, training, and professional development. The document is presented in four parts. Part I introduces the report and summarizes task force recommendations for improving arts education, including that task force officers continue to overview arts education, be responsible for program development, and serve as liaison between governmental and private agencies. Part II appraises education, training, and development of professional artists in areas such as career counseling, financial aid, and program development. Part III focuses on arts educators. Topics include elementary and secondary school art teacher background and characteristics, college art programs, arts institutions and organizations, curriculum, and research. The final part presents conclusions including that artists and art educators must strive for quality in all types of training, development, and professional activities. The report concludes with appendices relating federal involvement in the arts and a schedule of task force activities. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.; National Council on the Arts (NFAH), Washington, DC.