ERIC Number: ED422261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Priorities for Arts Education Research.
Murfee, Elizabeth, Ed.
This report was developed from a task force of education, arts, business and foundation leaders to address the question: What knowledge can research create that will help schools and policy makers provide an appropriate arts education to American students? The report recommends that research be conducted on five aspects of student learning in the arts, including: (1) the effects of arts education on preschool children and how that relates student achievement in the arts and other academic areas; (2) the effects of arts education on preparing students for successful work and careers; (3) the effects of arts education on the academic performance of at-risk student populations; (4) the effects of arts education on student understanding and appreciation of the diversity of cultural traditions in America; and (5) identification of the best instructional practices in the arts along with the most effective methods of professional development for teachers throughout their careers to insure the highest caliber of arts instruction. The report also makes five recommendations for the development and dissemination of information to guide education policy makers in making decisions affecting arts education. (EH)
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Art, Art Education, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, National Standards
U.S Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.; National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Washington, DC.
Note: This report is a response by the arts education community to Building Knowledge for a Nation of Learners in which the U.S. Department of Education, in response to Congressional mandate, set forth its priorities and rationale for education research.