ERIC Number: ED400221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
A Framework for Multicultural Arts Education. Volume Three.
Berk, Ellyn, Ed.
Third in a three volume set, this book is concerned primarily with assisting teachers in broadening their cultural and ethnic horizons through providing an interdisciplinary curriculum guide, statement of purpose, and lesson plans. Five units, each comprised of two to four lesson plans, are designed to require in-depth cooperation among several content areas, providing students with comprehensive study of the unit focus: (1) American quilts; (2) "Inhabitants of Outer Space"; (3) "Art Forms of Indigenous Americans"; (4) "Patterns in Nature"; and (5) "The Americas and the World." Other chapters include: an "Introduction" and "Multicultural Arts Education within American Society," which explain position, rationale, and objectives for this curriculum; "Planning for Implementation of Multicultural Arts Education," presenting strategic planning with sample surveys, and organizational and curricular concerns; and "Developing Multicultural Interdisciplinary Instructional Units," a framework for developing this type of curriculum. An appendix furnishes additional sample surveys and a chart of "Levels of Integration of Multicultural Content." (DQE)
Descriptors: Art Education, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Guides, Folk Culture, History, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Mathematics, Multicultural Education, Music Education, Sciences, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Visual Arts
National Art Education Research Center, New York University, School of Education, Health, Nursing, and Arts Professions, 26 Washington Place, Room 21, New York, NY 10003.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Spunk Fund, Inc.
Authoring Institution: National Arts Education Research Center, New York, NY.