ERIC Number: ED368673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
A Framework for Multicultural Arts Education. Volume Two. Multicultural Arts Education Framework Publication Series.
Berk, Ellyn, Ed.
This document suggests that even within current fiscal constraints, existing curricular content needs to be as diverse as the nation's students. Issues of multicultural arts education that are discussed include cultural identity and heritage, "loss of memory," and language. The goals of multicultural arts education that were enumerated in Volume One are reviewed. The five levels of integration of multicultural content from Volume One are repeated: (1) cultural contributions or the use of prototypical cultural elements to process multicultural knowledge; (2) additive approach, or the inclusion of some new ideas and material without altering the essential structure of the current curriculum; (3) infusion, augmentation of the conventional curriculum to include new material and concepts in order to broaden the curriculum scope; (4) transformation, the interdisciplinary weaving of historical, critical, and aesthetic considerations into the multicultural curriculum; and (5) social action, implies action and decision-making on the part of students as a result of exploration of multicultural issues, and the power of artistic expression to shape and change societal responses to issues. The main objective of this document is to expand level four, transformation, through an interdisciplinary methodology. Sections discuss interaction of multicultural and interdisciplinary instruction, future implications for interdisciplinary instruction, analyzing arts experiences, culture, a framework for analysis of the arts and planning for implementation including flow charts for unit planning and student activity. Lesson plans for interdisciplinary, visual arts, theater, and music lessons are provided, as is an extensive annotated bibliography. (DK)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Multicultural Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods
National Arts Education Research Center, New York University, 32 Washington Place, Room 52, New York, NY 10003 ($16).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Arts Education Research Center, New York, NY.
Note: For Volume One, see SO 023 931. Funding also provided by the Spunk Fund, Inc.