ERIC Number: ED212094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Arts Educator and Children with Special Needs: Conference Report.
CEMREL, Inc., St. Louis, MO.; National Committee, Arts for the Handicapped, Washington, DC.
The document contains eight summaries of position statements and a summary of strategies to develop personnel preparation programs arising from a national symposium on arts education for children with handicaps. Symposium participants devised five approaches for expanding the development of programs to train arts personnel to teach handicapped children: (1) understanding the current legislative base, (2) increasing national awareness, (3) implementing coordinated and cooperative training formats, (4) developing resources, and (5) expanding training techniques. The papers have the following titles and authors: "Preservice Training for the Arts Educator Working with Handicapped Children" (R. Landy); "Needs of the Special Arts Educator" (B. Given); "Art Education and the Handicapped" (M. Goodwin); "What Can National Organizations Dealing with Arts Education and Special Education Do to Encourage Educators to Work with Special Children?" (G. Barlow); "How Do Special Needs Alter Arts Education Programs outside the Regular Classroom Setting--An Example from the Children's Museum in Boston" (J. Kamien); "What Kinds of Environmental Adaptations Are Necessary to Work with Handicapped Children in Music and Art?" (L. Shupe); "What Kinds of Environmental Adaptations Are Necessary to Work with Handicapped Children in Dance and Drama?" (A. Riordan); and "Stereotypes, Fears and Attitudes as Barriers to Arts Educators Working with Handicapped Children" (S. McNiff). Also included are lists of symposium participants and their affiliation, symposium resource people, and the board of directors of the National Committee on Arts for the Handicapped. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Art Education, Art Teachers, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Museums, National Organizations, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education
The National Committee, Arts for the Handicapped, 1701 K St., N.W., Suite 905, Washington, DC 20006 ($3.50, $3.00 in quantities of 10 or more).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Louis, MO.; National Committee, Arts for the Handicapped, Washington, DC.
Note: Symposium coordinated by the National Aesthetic Education Learning Center, CEMREL, Inc. and National Committee, Arts for the Handicapped.