ERIC Number: ED482202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
The Quiet Evolution: Changing the Face of Arts Education.
How can lasting change be made in the way art is taught in U.S. schools? This was the challenge facing six regional professional development consortia sponsored by the Getty Education Institute for the Arts (Los Angeles, California). This publication documents the change effort, which is unique because it has affected thousands of students and teachers in hundreds of school districts. The volume provides a compelling history of the evolution of arts education practice and theory in the institutes, including a detailed anecdotal account of how each professional development institute built a coherent, comprehensive approach to arts education. This comprehensive approach to improving art education, known as discipline-based art education (DBAE), has become the cornerstone of efforts by the Getty Education Institute. It can serve as an guide to the many strategies developed by the regional consortia to change the schools they serve. Preceding the eight chapters are an "Executive Summary", "Prologue" (Vicki J. Rosenberg), and "Introduction." The chapters are: (1) "The Evolution of DBAE in the Regional Institute Programs: Creating Educational Change Communities"; (2) "The DBAE Summer Professional Development Institute: An Art World Rite of Passage"; (3) "Multiple Forms of DBAE: From Theory to Practice to Theory"; (4) "The Implementation of DBAE in School Districts and Schools"; (5) "Exemplary DBAE Practices in Elementary Schools: Issues and Instruction"; (6) "DBAE in Secondary Schools: Issues, Problems, and Exemplary Practices"; (7) "DBAE in Art Museums: Collaboration with Schools"; and (8) "The Role of DBAE in Reforming Education." Contains 16 figures, an "Epilogue" (Vicki J. Rosenberg), extensive references, and three appendices. (BT)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Discipline Based Art Education, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Museums, Professional Development, Public Schools, Theory Practice Relationship
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Getty Center for Education in the Arts, Los Angeles, CA.