ERIC Number: ED457110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Advancing in Art Education. Visual Arts Education: Setting an Agenda for Improving Student Learning.
National Art Education Association, Reston, VA.
This paper seeks to bridge visual arts education and educational policy decisions to improve student learning in the visual arts. Moving this agenda forward will require the National Art Education Association's (NAEA) Board of Directors and its constituency groups to commit to (1) use the organization's resources and intellectual capital to inform arts education practices and policy decisions, and (2) work within and beyond the NAEA infrastructure to improve student learning. Implementation of the agenda will require the alignment of NAEA initiatives and programmatic activities with educational needs. The NAEA resources mentioned in the paper have been used in many school districts to improve student learning in the visual arts. The paper cites resources developed by other education stakeholders that share common goals with NAEA. It is designed to assist legislators, departments of education, school boards, superintendents, principals, parents, the business community, and education organizations in the development and administration of policy decisions designed to improve student learning. It discusses curriculum, instruction, and assessment, professional development, and teacher preparation standards. (Contains 18 references.) (BT)
Descriptors: Agenda Setting, Art Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Policy Formation, Student Improvement, Visual Arts
National Art Education Association, 1916 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1590. Tel: 703-860-8000; Fax: 703-860-2960; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.naea-reston.org/Agenda.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Art Education Association, Reston, VA.