ERIC Number: ED229946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Art in the Lives of Persons with Special Needs. Proceedings of a Joint Conference of the National Art Education Association and the American Art Therapy Association, through Support of the National Committee Arts for the Handicapped. (Reston, Virginia, August 7-8, 1980).
American Art Therapy Association, Towson, MD.; National Art Education Association, Reston, VA.
Seven presentations are featured from a 1980 conference on the role of art in the lives of people with handicaps. Three major themes were addressed in that conference: roles and responsibilities of art educators and art therapists, training and professional development, and programing. Each theme is addressed initially by summarized comments from discussion groups. These summaries are followed by excerpts from papers presented at the conference. In examining the topic of roles and responsibilities, perspectives of each profession are set forth: "The Roles and Responsibilities of the Art Teacher in Art Therapy" (R. Saunders) and "Art for the Special Person: Roles and Responsibilities of Art Therapists" (J. Rubin). Professional education is considered by T. Hatfield ("Some Questions about Professional Development: Art Education and Art Therapy" and L. Wilson ("Training and Professional Development--Art Therapy"). Suggestions for programing are made by A. Schectman in "Art Education Programing for Students with Special Needs: A Position" and S. Stoner in "A Not So 'Special' Approach to Art Programming for the Person with Special Needs." (CL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Committee, Arts for the Handicapped, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Art Therapy Association, Towson, MD.; National Art Education Association, Reston, VA.