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ERIC Number: ED440019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 246
Abstractor: N/A
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State of Delaware Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards: Music, Visual Arts, Theatre, Dance, November 1997.
Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.
This guide to content standards in the visual and performing arts in the state of Delaware is the work of a curriculum framework commission whose members have crafted clear standards for development of curriculum that will prepare Delaware's students to become effective, productive citizens. Standards-based education reform is an initiative for improving academic achievement throughout the state, and is based on the principles that every student has the opportunity to participate in real and meaningful educational experiences and that every student is held to high expectations (standards) of knowledge and performance. All students should be able to reach their full potential and be prepared to lead full and productive lives as citizens and workers in the 21st century. Guiding principles for the standards include: educational excellence and equity for all; close collaboration and partnerships among educators, parents, family, business, and the community support high academic achievement, excellence, and opportunity for all children; a safe and supportive environment that respects the diversity of all Delaware's learners; and a sense of vitality, energy, and commitment to successful teaching and learning. Following a preface and information on how to use the guide are these sections: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Rationale for Change in Arts Education"; (3) "Music Standards"; (4) "Visual Arts Standards"; (5) "Theatre Standards"; and (6) "Dance Standards." Each discipline contains standards for grades K-3; grades 4-5; grades 6-8; grades 9-12; grades 9-12, advanced; K-12 overviews; as well as vignettes, teaching examples, and a glossary. (BT)
Delaware State Department of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 1402, Federal and Loockerman Streets, Dover, DE 19903. Tel: 302-739-4583; Web site:
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.
Identifiers - Location: Delaware