ERIC Number: ED406284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Planning a Balanced Comprehensive Art Curriculum for the Middle/Secondary Schools of Ohio. Second Edition.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
This state of Ohio planning guide is designed to help teachers at middle, junior high, and senior high school levels plan for art activities, units, courses of study, and curriculum guides. The guide stresses planning as a process best carried out at the local school district level where goals, content, and activities can be tailored to the needs of students in the teaching situation. Five refinements have been made in this edition from the first edition: (1) terminology changes to refine, simplify, and clarify the presentation of curriculum concepts; (2) aesthetics has been added as an area of study for students; (3) three complete units are presented as exemplary models in planning a balanced comprehensive art curriculum for middle/secondary schools; (4) elimination of a chapter from the first edition that was judged by practicing teachers and administrators as not as useful as other chapters; and (5) a title change to more adequately convey the type of art curriculum recommended for all young people in Ohio. Aspects of art curriculum theory are discussed in the first three chapters. Chapter 4 focuses on the planning process itself. Chapter 5 presents three model teaching units that exemplify the use of characteristics discussed in previous chapters. Chapter 6 is concerned with the overall administration of the art program. It offers recommendations for types of courses, enrollment, schedules, staffing and resources. Chapter 7 discusses issues dealing with curriculum evaluation of an art program. The seven chapters include: (1) "Program Goals for a Balanced Comprehensive Art Curriculum"; (2) "Content for a Balanced Comprehensive Art Curriculum"; (3) "Art Program Objectives and Subject Objectives"; (4) "Developing a Plan for Teaching Art"; (5) "Exemplary BCAC Units"; (6) "Administering the Art Program"; and (7) "Evaluating the Art Program." (EH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio