ERIC Number: ED390796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Art and the Child.
This document describes an art curriculum designed for elementary level students of Catholic schools. The curriculum aims to encourage student creativity and self expression as advocated by pre-Discipline Based Art Education (DBAE) art programs while presenting the subject matter emphasis of DBAE programs. Lesson suggestions are given for each of seven art education goals proposed. These goals, presented as statements, indicate that the arts: (1) help develop human creativity; (2) develop aesthetic sensitivity; (3) foster and nourish sensitivity to perceptual and sensory stimuli; (4) cross the boundaries of time and cultural differences to enable recognition of the commonalty of human expression and spirit; (5) help individuals gain technical skills and knowledge necessary for good craftsmanship; (6) give additional ways to expressive communication; and (7) help individuals accept personal uniqueness and worth. Lesson suggestions and examples given for each of the above goals are drawn from grade levels K through 12. Appropriate visual art exemplars, literary or musical works are indicated for each lesson. The document concludes with a 6-item bibliography. (MM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Catholic Educational Association (92nd, Cincinnati, OH, April 18-21, 1995).