ERIC Number: EJ1022560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
From Retrospective to Proactive: Creating the Future that Students Need
Shuler, Scott C.
Arts Education Policy Review, v115 n1 p7-11 2014
Changes in education policy--particularly at the federal and state levels--during the current era of ideologically and profit-driven "education reform" threaten balanced education in general and music/arts education in particular. Emerging answers to a number of pivotal questions will determine the future of the arts, arts education, and public education in general. Music educators and other advocates of quality arts education must not only adapt their curricula and instructional practices to reach students in a twenty-first century context, but also develop effective communications systems and organize coalitions powerful enough to influence policymakers and thereby shape policies supportive of quality music/arts education. Recent advocacy efforts by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) provide examples of how supporters of arts education might accomplish these goals.
Descriptors: Art Education, Music Education, Educational Policy, Advocacy, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Educational Quality, Change Strategies, Educational Indicators
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001