ERIC Number: ED416119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond Enrichment: Building Effective Arts Partnerships with Schools and Your Community.
This anthology looks at arts partnerships which integrate community arts and cultural resources with schools. It also explores the structural, operational, and philosophical adaptations which take place within arts organizations and schools when they become engaged in the process of developing a healthy, responsive relationship. Finally, it examines the struggle to produce and sustain the changes that can occur in teaching and learning for children when artists, professional art educators and classroom teachers pool their expertise to integrated arts instruction into the basic curriculum. Ideas contributed through interviews with artists, art educators and arts administrators are incorporated in text of 8, subdivided chapters: (1) "Introduction: From Enrichment to Engagement"; (2) "What Schools are for and the Case for the Arts in General Education"; (3) "School Reform and the Arts"; (4) "Arts Partnership as a Strategy for Institutional Change"; (5) "Arts Partnerships in the Classroom"; (6) "Determining Program and Instructional Effectiveness: Research, Evaluation, Assessment and Standards"; (7) "Catalysts for Community Activism and Commitment: Arts Agencies Foundations and International Associations"; and (8) "Conclusion: The Oxymoronic Quest for Durable Change". The work concludes with Appendices, a Bibliography, and an Index. (MM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Community Resources, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Education, Fine Arts, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Visual Arts
American Council for the Arts, One East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Council for the Arts, New York, NY.