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ERIC Number: ED299180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
The Arts Process in Basic Education. Third Edition.
Fowler, Charles B.
This Pennsylvania state curriculum guide provides a rationale and plan for the inclusion and role of arts education in a K-12 curriculum. Part 1, "Actions of the Arts Process," describes concepts related to the terms art, artists, and the arts process and suggests that students need to experience perceiving, responding, understanding, creating, evaluating, and the developing of arts-related skills. These processes are described as interdependent, interrelated, nonsequential, and intertwined. Part 2, "The Arts Encompass the Entire Range of Art, Dance, Drama, Filmmaking and Photography, Music, and Writing," elaborates on the role of each process component of these arts. Part 3, "Potentials of the Arts Process," presents an 18-item list of potential student achievements based on an intensification of arts education programs. Part 4, "The Place of the Arts in the Curriculum," proposes treating the arts as a course content area that has the same status and educational responsibility as other major school departments and suggests that this approach need not increase costs. Instead, a readjustment of priorities should be undertaken, so that existing resources are more fully utilized. Pictures are included. (JHP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: John D. Rockefeller, 3d Fund, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Note: Prepared in conjunction with the Conference on the Arts in Basic Education (May 1973).