ERIC Number: ED445985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
What Happens When the Artistic World and a Teacher's World Meet?
Jacobs, Victoria R.
This paper explores a six-year-old professional development program in which "professional artists" help teachers learn how to integrate the arts into their curriculum The specific goal of the program is to help teachers learn to use the arts to teach the content areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The paper explains that for two years each teacher is visited weekly by a professional artist who serves as a coach, collaborating with each teacher to further the teacher's curriculum objectives and professional development plans. The paper points out that tensions often arise as the coaches try to help the teachers incorporate the artistic process into an already full curriculum. It concludes by identifying structural components of the SUAVE program (California) that seem to have mitigated many of the potentially negative effects of these tensions and instead have turned them into opportunities for teacher learning. (Contains 22 references.) (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California