ERIC Number: ED358033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Art Experts' Views of an Ideal Curriculum. Elementary Subjects Center Series No. 95.
May, Wanda T.
This report summarizes and compares the views of six experts in art education concerned with teaching art for students' conceptual understanding at the elementary level. Two art education professors and three public school art specialists who teach art at the elementary level engaged in comprehensive written exercises to address issues related to curriculum, teaching, and evaluation in art education. In this report, experts examined the above issues from the perspective of an "ideal curriculum," that is, what curriculum, teaching, and learning ought to be in elementary art. They identified, described, critiqued, and discussed features of an ideal curriculum, goals in art education, key concepts and ideas in art, in the ways these key ideas are related, and how to organize and sequence these ideas with sample lessons in an effort to develop students' understanding in art. The report presents a comparative and contrastive analysis of the experts' responses on the above dimensions as well as their expressed or implicit views of art as a discipline and what it means to understand art. The findings are summarized in light of their implications for planning, teaching, and learning in elementary art. (Author)
Descriptors: Art Education, Attitude Measures, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Thematic Approach
Center for the Learning and Teaching of Elementary Subjects, Institute for Research on Teaching, 252 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1034 ($14.75).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Learning and Teaching of Elementary Subjects, East Lansing, MI.