ERIC Number: ED257743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Art History, Art Criticism, and Art Production. An Examination of Art Education in Selected School Districts. Volume II: Case Studies of Seven Selected Sites.
Day, Michael; And Others
This report covers the findings from a cross-site analysis of seven sites that were implementing a discipline-based approach to visual arts education. A discipline-based approach incorporates four art disciplines in the classroom: art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and art making. The study focused on two major areas: (1) factors generating support for a strong substantive art education program in a district's curriculum, and (2) factors influencing the willingness and ability of school districts and teachers to carry out and maintain a discipline-based art program. This volume contains individual case studies of the seven selected sites. Each study illuminates the characteristics of the art program as well as the personalities that have shaped it. Following overview chapters, case studies are presented in the following chapters: "Theory into Practice: The Whitehall (Ohio) Story" (Majorie Wilson); "The District That Could: Art Curriculum Implementation in Hopkins, Minnesota" (Michael Day); "Art Education in the Palo Alto Public Schools" (Elliot W. Eisner); "An Illinois Pair: A Case Study of School Art in Champaign and Decatur" (Robert E. Stake); "Another View from the Bridge: School Art Programs in Brooklyn District 15" (Majorie Wilson); "Diversity and Innovation: Art Education in the Milwaukee Public Schools" (Michael Day); and "Tight Structure, Discipline, and Quality: Art Education in Virginia Beach" (Brent Wilson). (LH)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art History, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Visual Arts
Rand Corporation, 1700 Main St., P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90406-2138 (Order No. R-3161/2-JPG, $25.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Getty Center for Education in the Arts, Los Angeles, CA.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.