ERIC Number: ED368653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
NAEA 1993-1995 Agenda. Recognizing Excellence: Briefing Paper Series.
National Art Education Association, Reston, VA.
This document consists of a series of five briefing papers on the state of art education. The first paper, "Multiethnic Art Educators: An Endangered Species," (Esther Page Hill) discusses the problem of diminishing numbers of art educators of African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American ethnic groups even as the number of minority students grows. The second paper, "New Paradigms Needed for Changing Times" (Edith Curtice Johnson) suggests that in seeking to effectively restructure and reform national art curricula and to establish delivery systems appropriate to the needs of students in the future, art educators must expand their awareness of global trends that will affect planning processes and potential for success. The third paper, "The 'Melting Pot' Myth," (Lois Petrovich-Mwaniki) argues that art education that incorporates issues of diversity in a culturally sensitive and anthropological approach will challenge and reshape the attitudes students and teachers have toward each other, diverse cultural groups, and even the education process itself. With greater understanding of the diverse cultural groups comprising this and other countries, students and teachers can better appreciate how cultures emerge, change, and affect each other and the individual. The fourth paper, "Achieving High Standards in Art Education," (Jeanne Rollins) describes the current activities on standards in art education including master teacher standards, student learning standards, assessment standards, and delivery or "opportunity to learn" standards. The final article,"Art for the Student's Sake" (Dan DeFoor) suggests that the nature of art is individual self expression, but that visual art gives relevance to the total educational program. (DK)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Art Education, Art Teachers, Cultural Differences, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Group Teachers, Models, Multicultural Education, Secondary School Students, Teacher Characteristics
National Art Education Association, 1916 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1590.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Art Education Association, Reston, VA.