ERIC Number: ED249116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Arts Go to School: An Arts-in-Education Handbook.
Grollman, Sharon Hya; And Others
This handbook demonstrates a practical approach for establishing and presenting quality in-school programs that bring students, teachers, and professional artists together. The first of five chapters presents a rationale for arts education, emphasizing that art can "turn on" children to the pleasure and excitement of aesthetic experience, underscore and enhance basic learning of all kinds, and build community spirit and cultural awareness. Chapter 2 introduces eight distinct groups of people who can contribute to the success or failure of an arts-in-education program. Steps to be followed in gaining cooperation of school personnel, meeting the needs of artists and performers, selecting program artists, developing good working relationships, and making artists a part of the community are outlined. Chapter 3, "Building the Arts Program from A to Z," outlines the mechanics of building an arts-in-education program. This chapter focuses on preplanning, administrative details, common problems, documentation, and program evaluation. Chapter 4 discusses planning the contents of an artist's visit and provides samples of art interests and abilities of children ages 5-8, 9-11, 12-15, and 16-18. The final chapter deals with fund raising, suggesting various sources and methods of obtaining financial assistance. The document concludes with a bibliography of over 50 publications and national organizations. (LH)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Education, Artists, Cooperative Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Fine Arts, Fund Raising, Personnel Management, Program Administration, Program Implementation, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship
American Council for the Arts, 570 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10018 ($8.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New England Foundation for the Arts, Cambridge, MA.; American Council for the Arts, New York, NY.