ERIC Number: ED231701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Arts: A New View from the Tower.
Dorn, Charles M.
NASSP Curriculum Report, v12 n3 Mar 1983
New trends for visual, musical, and theatrical arts are described in this report, which is arranged into seven brief sections. The first section reports on the trend to integrate the arts into the secondary academic curriculum (a kind of mainstreaming). Specific efforts directed toward mainstreaming at the local, state, and national levels are identified in sections 2 and 3. Efforts are noted of three national organizations (the College Board, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and the National Association of Independent Schools) toward mainstreaming programs that recognize arts education as basic for all students and essential for the nation's future artists and performers. In section 4, on specialized schools and curricula, the needs of specialized populations in the school, especially arts education for the gifted and talented and the handicapped, are noted. Examples are given of nine programs for these specialized populations in new arts schools which have been established at the state and local levels. Section 5 lists six state and local agencies which have developed curriculum and evaluation schemes in support of programs to mainstream the arts and to provide arts programs for specialized populations. Section 6 briefly describes seven new local and state programs which are designed to assist teachers in using new curricula and in developing new strategies for teaching the arts. Listings include names of a contact person and an annotated description of the project. The concluding section presents a challenging and optimistic view for art education, indicating that there is support for the arts, commitment at the state and federal levels, and growth in arts programs in local schools and communities. (RM)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Trends, Gifted, Interdisciplinary Approach, Music Education, National Organizations, Newsletters, Program Descriptions, Resource Materials, School Districts, Secondary Education, Special Programs, Staff Development, State Departments of Education, Theater Arts, Visual Arts
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($1.00, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
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