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ERIC Number: ED242615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Local School Boards and the Arts: A Call for Leadership.
Arts, Education, and Americans, Inc., New York, NY.
One of a series designed to help school arts support groups increase public commitment to their programs, this monograph addresses the concerns of local school boards in instituting or maintaining arts education. Content is divided into 10 sections that cover rationale for arts education, local problems of budgeting and cutbacks, obtaining backing of key school administrators, gaining community consensus, stating policies and objectives, long-range planning, program evaluation, and the need for strong leadership. The bulk of the monograph focuses on strategies for developing community commitment to arts in the schools. Divided into subsections, the report discusses methods of combining budget requests, obtaining assistance, using publicity effectively, using community arts organizations, establishing networks, choosing school board candidates, and presenting arts education as one of the "basics." (LP)
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art Expression, Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Budgeting, Community Involvement, Community Support, Cultural Activities, Curriculum Development, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Humanistic Education, Humanities, Local Issues, Policy Formation, Politics of Education, School Community Relationship, School Districts, School Support, Theater Arts
The Arts, Education, and Americans, Inc., Box 5297, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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 a related document, see ED 206 529. Photographs may not reproduce clearly.