ERIC Number: ED317483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Visual and Performing Arts Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve.
Lundin, Janet, Ed.; And Others
Two approaches to teaching dance, drama/theatre, music, and the visual arts are interwoven into a comprehensive whole in the framework described in this document. The first approach views arts instruction as direct student involvement in the expressive modes of the arts. The second approach views the arts as a means of acquiring cultural literacy. The framework is constructed on these two complementary approaches, which are expressed in four components of arts education: aesthetic perception; creative expression; arts heritage; and aesthetic valuing. The framework is organized to assist curriculum planners design an arts curriculum that has a triple thrust that: (1) develops the unique characteristics of each of the arts; (2) interrelates the arts; and (3) infuses the arts into the general curriculum. Chapter 1 addresses the commonalities among the arts; chapters 2 through 5 present the unique aspects of each discipline. The individual discipline sections follow similar formats to assist teachers and curriculum developers build a balanced curriculum that includes all four areas of the arts. Chapter 6 provides a guide for interrelating the arts and for integrating the arts into the total learning process. The concluding chapter articulates what is needed to develop an adequate program for the arts. (JB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Curriculum Development, Dance Education, Drama, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Interdisciplinary Approach, Multicultural Education, Music Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Theater Arts, Visual Arts
Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802-0271 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Curriculum Framework and Instructional Materials Unit.
Note: Prepared by the Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum Framework and Criteria Committee. Photographs may not reproduce clearly.