ERIC Number: ED420478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
American Indian Standards for Arts Education.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.; ORBIS Associates, Washington, DC.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) developed 30 American Indian content standards for arts education, based on the 1994 U.S. national content standards. Like the national standards, they are intended to apply across all grade levels (K-12) and are divided into the four arts disciplines of dance, music, theater, and visual arts. The purpose of these content standards is to specify what Indian students should be able to do in each arts discipline area. However, the standards are purposely broad statements so as to allow for local curricular objectives and classroom flexibility. The national document also contains achievement standards for grades 4, 8, and 12. A comparable set of achievement standards for Indian students was not developed. Rather, it was felt that the national achievement standards can, for the most part, be addressed through the Indian content standards. Although these American Indian standards were developed for use in BIA-funded schools, they may also be used as guidelines for developing more tribally specific local standards. An appendix from the national standards document is included that outlines content and achievement standards for sequential learning in each arts discipline. (SV)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.; ORBIS Associates, Washington, DC.