ERIC Number: ED306904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec-1
Reference Count: N/A
Arts Unlimited, housed at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, is a program of aesthetic education in the schools of northwestern and north central Ohio and is modeled after and works with Lincoln Center Institute, the educational division of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. The goal of Lincoln Center Institute and its colleagues is to help students and teachers perceive and evaluate the aesthetic elements of specific works of music, theater, dance, and visual arts. By doing so, children will come to value the arts not only as an enrichment for their lives, but also as a set of intellectual skills by which they may inquire into the aesthetic dimensions of their environments. This year-round, three-stage program includes a summer teacher's workshop, a follow-up program in the schools (sending teaching artists into the schools to assist teachers), and a series of spring performances or exhibitions of the works encountered by the teachers the previous summer for the children. Since 1981, this program has worked with over 600 teachers and 25,000 students in 50 schools within a 13-county area. It is recommended that if such a program is initiated on a college campus, attention must be paid to the following points: the cost effectiveness of the program must be demonstrated; faculty can earn extra money as teaching artists and can renew themselves professionally via this program; and the program must emphasize service to the schools. (Author/SM)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetic Values, Art Appreciation, College School Cooperation, Cultural Activities, Cultural Enrichment, Dance Education, Excellence in Education, Higher Education, Models, Music Appreciation, Program Descriptions, Public Schools, State Programs, State Universities, Student Development, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; Bowling Green State Univ., OH.