ERIC Number: ED356994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
The Power of the Arts To Transform Education: An Agenda for Action. Summary.
Wolfensohn, James D.; Willams, Harold M.
The Arts Education Partnership Working Group takes the position that the arts are forms of understanding and ways of knowing that are valuable in and of themselves; that they are fundamentally important to education; that they are important to excellent education and to effective school reform; that the most significant contribution of the arts to education reform is the transformation of teaching and learning; that this transformation is best realized in the context of comprehensive, systematic education reform; and that art educators, artists, and arts organizations must be encouraged strongly to join actively in local, state, and national reform efforts. Four detailed recommendations on arts education and the role of the arts within the larger curriculum are provided. In summary, the recommendations include: the establishment of and funding to sustain a National Center for the Arts in Education; support for the transformation of teacher education in the arts for both pre-service and in-service teachers; support for coordination between the arts curriculum standards setting process and the arts assessment process and inclusion of the arts, within the National Education Goals; and the formation of partnerships that affirm the importance of the arts at local, state, and national levels. (Contains 41 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.; J. Paul Getty Trust, Santa Monica, CA.