ERIC Number: ED455144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Cultural Change through a School Reform Project: A Case Study.
Stuhr, Patricia L.; Ballengee-Morris, Christine
This paper presents a narrative of a case study conducted in an Ohio middle school as part of a 5-year nationally funded reform program, Transforming Education through Art Challenge (TETAC), which features the arts as central in integrated/interdisciplinary curriculum planning. In the school the paper reports on, there are approximately 64 teachers involved in the study from various disciplines, as well as two university researchers. The paper states that as a group the educators are constructing a concept of school reform as a continuing process. It explains that they are looking at the operational and managerial aspects of schooling to enable the arts to play a pivotal role in the development of integrated curriculum. The paper identifies and illustrates the myths and realities of school reform programs with partial tales of experiences from this case. It states that a developmental explanation of integrated curriculum will be introduced and applied in this case. (BT)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Educational Change, Educational Research, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Middle Schools, School Restructuring
Australian Institute of Art Education, C/Suite 125, 283 Glenhuntley Road, Eisternwick, VIC 3185, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Inst. of Art Education, Melbourne.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio