ERIC Number: ED405659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Project PARTnership: Instructional Kit. A Model Program for Encouraging Self-Determination through Access to the Arts.
Harris, Carolyn DeMeyer, Ed.; McKinney, David D., Ed.
This instructional kit outlines procedures for implementing Project PARTnership, a program for teaching students with disabilities greater self-determination skills through specifically designed arts experiences. An introductory section describes key project activities, including establishing a site steering committee comprised of teachers, administrators, students, and community arts leaders; selecting students to participate; developing Individualized Arts Education Plans; and selecting staff (including local artists with disabilities). Several administrative forms are provided, and lesson plans for 50 arts activities are then outlined. Activities are designed to provide students with opportunities to set a goal and plan to accomplish it, to make choices, to work independently, to initiate, and to self-evaluate. Lesson plans usually include an activity overview, a self-determination focus, an indication of time and materials needed, a procedures overview, warm up, student planning, the activity, student review, and partnership group activities. Activities are provided in the areas of creative drama, visual arts, dance/movements, crative writing, photography, and music. Appendices provide specific tips for teachers helping young people develop self-determination skills and basic information on the disabilities defined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. (DB)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Expression, Classroom Techniques, Creative Dramatics, Creative Writing, Dance, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Goal Orientation, Group Instruction, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Instruction, Lesson Plans, Music Education, Personal Autonomy, Photography, Self Determination, Student Development, Teaching Methods, Visual Arts
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: VSA Educational Services, Washington, DC.
Note: For the final report, see EC 302 848.