ERIC Number: ED431670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Essential Academic Learning Requirements (1997): Arts.
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Educating students in the arts provides benefits not available through any other means. This guide to essential learning requirements for the arts for Washington state students defines the arts as creative expressions using sound, image, action, and movement. The guide explains that the arts help students to develop intellectual, social, personal, and aesthetic skills. It cites four essential learning requirements in the arts: (1) the student acquires the knowledge and skills necessary to create, to perform, and to respond effectively in the arts; (2) the student applies the creative process with arts knowledge and skills to reason and solve problems; (3) the student uses at least one of the art forms (visual arts, music, drama, and/or dance) to communicate ideas and feelings; and (4) the student understands how the arts connect to other subject areas, life, and work. Each learning requirement is further subdivided and detailed. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Art Education, Benchmarking, Creative Expression, Educational Benefits, Elementary Secondary Education, Fine Arts, Learning Activities, Public Schools, State Curriculum Guides, State Standards, Student Development, Student Educational Objectives
Washington State Department of Public Instruction, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington