ERIC Number: ED204201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Method and the Muse: Planning a School Arts Program.
The document stresses that planning is essential to introduce arts programs into the schools and provides suggestions for the planning process. Elements of a good planning process include clearly stated goals and objectives, efficient use of existing resources, a survey of local conditions, involvement of influential school officials and community citizens, and clear rationales for fund raising. Five stages comprise the planning process. Stage one, getting started, involves establishing an organizing committee which considers key issues, decides on the scope of the committee, and establishes a planning committee. The planning committee establishes a resource group, engages consultants, defines goals, appoints a planning director, and arranges for support services and funds. Stage two consists of gathering information and determining needs. In stage three the plan is developed by testing and revising goals and objectives, ranking recommendations, developing an administrative structure to carry out recommendations, preparing a budget, and establishing an implementation committee. In stage four the plan is tested through interviews with those affected by the plan and through public meetings. Stage five, implementation, involves fund raising, installing a permanent administrative structure, hiring staff, providing programs, and designating an ongoing committee to monitor results and keep sponsors informed. Successful planning processes in Brookline, Massachusetts; South Orange/Maplewood, New Jersey; and Santa Cruz County, California are described. (KC)
Descriptors: Art Education, Community Involvement, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Fine Arts, Guidelines, Program Implementation
The Arts, Education and Americans, Inc., 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020 ($2.00, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; 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 ED 196 745-747 and SO 013 408-409. Some pages may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in microfiche due to fading ink throughout original document.