ERIC Number: ED284821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Arts Education K-12: Teacher Handbook. North Carolina Competency-Based Curriculum Subject-by-Subject.
Chapman, Barbara Holland
The North Carolina arts education curriculum encompasses K-12 programs in dance, folk arts, music, theater arts, and visual arts. It is designed to provide a scope and sequence which encourages students to develop the essential senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, and kinetic awareness. It provides opportunities to develop thinking skills as outlined in the "Florida Taxonomy of Cognitive Behavior." In addition, a program for exceptional children is included. There is an overview of educational goals from kindergarten through grade 12, major emphasis for instructional program divisions (grades K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12) is delineated for each subject. Goals, objectives, and measures are developed sequentially for each subject. The major goal of the dance education program is to develop kinetic awareness in students. It is based primarily on the principles of modern dance. The music curriculum is divided into general, instrumental, and vocal music. The theater arts program serves to develop an understanding of the ideas, attitudes, beliefs, and feelings of people in different times throughout history as communicated through literature and theater. The representative media selected for the visual arts are drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and fine crafts. The folk arts curriculum encompasses a variety of cultural expressions including traditional music, dance, visual arts, crafts, oral literature, and customary work practices. Appendixes include a transcript of the relevant state legislation and materials pertaining to North Carolina's standard course of study, graduation requirements, scholars' program, testing requirements and textbook adoption process. (SM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Competency Based Education, Course Objectives, Cultural Activities, Dance Education, Design Crafts, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Fine Arts, Folk Culture, Handicrafts, Instructional Development, Music Education, Psychomotor Objectives, Speech Communication, State Curriculum Guides, Theater Arts, Visual Arts
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Education, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina