ERIC Number: ED430892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
New Mexico Arts Content Standards and Benchmarks, 1997.
New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
This guide to the New Mexico arts content standards and benchmarks provides a coherent structure to guide curriculum, instruction, and assessment. When developing these content standards and benchmarks for the arts, the writing committees considered and appreciated the importance of the arts to education. Some of the ideas and beliefs in the guide are that the arts, like science, are about discovery and invention; the arts, like mathematics, are about systematic divisions of time and space; the arts, like language studies, are about creativity, communication, and interpretation; and the arts, like sports, are about pushing to the limit for a singular achievement and working cooperatively to accomplish a goal. In this guide, the eight standards represent the four arts disciplines: (1) visual art, (2) dance, (3) theater/drama, and (4) music. Arts content standards and benchmarks in the guide are based on three unifying concepts: (1) learning in the visual and performing arts is grounded in production and performance; (2) learning in, about, and through the visual and performing arts develops imaginative, critical, and reflective thinking, as well as problem-solving skills; and (3) learning in, about, and through the visual and performing arts incorporates an understanding of cultural and historical contexts. The guide lists benchmarks under groupings for grades K-4, grades 5-8, and grades 9-12. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Art Education, Benchmarking, Dance, Elementary Secondary Education, Music, Music Education, Public Schools, State Curriculum Guides, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives, Theater Arts, Visual Arts
New Mexico Department of Education, 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico