ERIC Number: ED195452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Troubled Youth and the Arts: A Resource Guide.
This resource guide contains ideas and information needed to plan, develop, and initiate arts programs which respond to the needs of troubled youth. The authors believe that learning through the arts--making art, knowing artists, and experiencing life as an artist--can have tremendous effect when applied to the needs of troubled youth. When young people's creativity is encouraged and when their ideas and feelings are validated through works of art they begin to recognize their own strength and potential. The guide is comprised of six chapters. Chapter I provides descriptions of arts programs which serve troubled youth. Chapter II contains information on resources and financial support for the arts and arts education available through federal agencies. In addition to providing direct funding for arts programs, federal agencies can also offer support in other ways. For example, many agencies can place volunteers in a school or program to assist with the development of arts programs. Also, many of the agencies have a wealth of free or low-cost resources such as publications, films, and graphics which can be used by teachers to supplement project activities. In addition to support for the arts at the federal level, a number of agencies, committees, and organizations in every state also support local arts efforts. A directory of these agencies with brief descriptions of the potential help they can offer is provided in Chapter III. A list of organizations and publications with information on potential assistance from private sources is available in Chapter IV. Chapter V is an annotated description of major national arts organizations and the services they provide. The final chapter is a selective, annotated guide to acquiring publications, films, and graphics not distributed by any of the agencies or organizations described in earlier chapters. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Delinquency, Delinquency Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Financial Support, Fine Arts, Organizations (Groups), Program Descriptions, Resource Materials
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Read, Inc., Washington, DC.
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