ERIC Number: ED196746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Your School District and the Arts: A Self-Assessment.
Arts, Education, and Americans, Inc., New York, NY.
This monograph offers a series of questions which are intended to serve as a framework for investigating the status of arts education programs within elementary and secondary schools. It is intended as an aid to parents, educators, and other interested citizens as they evaluate and/or seek to improve arts education programs. The questions are accompanied by comments which serve as general guides to the kinds of answers one might expect and to areas in which additional information might be elicited. The document is presented in 11 major sections. Section one characterizes the type of individual for whom the self-assessment questions are particularly relevant. These individuals include parents of artistically gifted children, parents of students with special needs, representatives of local cultural organizations, civic leaders, and a member of a board of education faced with budget cuts. Sections two through ten are organized around the following questions: "Is there a formal school board policy or set of goals concerning the arts?""How are the arts reflected in the school budget?""How strong is the arts program in the elementary and secondary schools?""Are there arts programs for students with special needs and interests?""How are the arts integrated into the regular academic program?""Does the district provide staff inservice programs in the arts?""Do school arts programs involve the community?" and "Does the district have a comprehensive program in the arts?" The final section offers a check list for evaluating an arts program. These include faculty expressions of hope for program improvement, parental input, the amount of staff development throughout the district, and the degree of commitment to the arts among school board members and principals. (DB)
Descriptors: Art Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Educational Cooperation, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Financial Support, Fine Arts, Information Needs, Needs Assessment, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship, School Role, School Support, Student Needs, Student Participation
Arts, Education and Americans, Inc., 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020 ($2.00, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Tests/Questionnaires; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.; Alcoa Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Arts, Education, and Americans, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: For related documents, see SO 012 998 and SO 013 000. Photographs may not reproduce clearly in microfiche.