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ERIC Number: EJ1022286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
No Art Teacher Left Behind: Professional Development that Really Matters in an Age of Accountability
Allison, Amanda
Arts Education Policy Review, v114 n4 p178-190 2013
Teacher professional development is a chief concern of states, districts, and schools in the wake of high-stakes accountability measures such as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The goals and practices of professional development are often disconnected, and this misalignment affects art teachers in unique ways. Art teachers are often "left behind," without the opportunity for content-specific professional development experiences. This article presents the thesis that effective professional development must be content-specific and continuous and bear out authentic connections among purpose, content, and evaluation. Both NCLB and the National Art Education Association (NAEA) have established goals and standards for quality professional development for art teachers. This article synthesizes these standards and describes current gaps in practice. Finally, the article presents a model of art teacher professional development that meets at the nexus of artist, teacher, and community and addresses these gaps in practice. These aspects of professional development, if explored, practiced, and rigorously evaluated, can establish a culture of quality professional development for art teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001