ERIC Number: ED419765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Project ARTS: Programs for Ethnically Diverse, Economically Disadvantaged, High Ability, Visual Arts Students in Rural Communities: Identification, Curriculum, Evaluation.
Clark, Gilbert; Zimmerman, Enid
This publication reports findings related to "Project ARTS: Arts for Rural Teachers and Students," a collaborative program among Indiana University, New Mexico State University, and Converse College in South Carolina. Seven rural elementary schools in those three states were also selected to participate. This report provides an overview of the project and findings relative to the identification, curriculum development, and assessment and evaluation phases of the project. The present findings contribute to a better understanding of how to identify, and provide appropriate educational services to underrepresented and undeserved artistically talented students in rural schools and help achieve equal access in selecting students from all walks of life for visual arts programs for students with high abilities. The report contains four parts. Part 1, "Introduction," is an overview of the purpose of Project ARTS and it also provides a Project ARTS Site personnel list. Part 2, "Identification," includes identification programs and instruments, local measures and criteria, research data pertaining to achievement and the arts, gender and age. it also includes references and identification forms used in Indiana, New Mexico and South Carolina. Part 3, "Curricula," covers community based art education and curricula outcomes at all sites and also includes references and examples in the same three states. Part 4, "Assessment," reviews community based authentic assessments that support art talent development in rural communities, authentic assessments used at Project ARTS sites and references. Also included are assessments and assessment forms for the three states. (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana; New Mexico; South Carolina