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ERIC Number: EJ1055557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0892-0206
Secondary School Art: A Case for Increased Senior Management Support
Etherington, Margaret
Management in Education, v29 n2 p83-88 Apr 2015
This case study explores the way that school art in England remains a marginalised subject at secondary level, despite the expansion of art-based career opportunities. A recent government document evaluating art, craft and design education highlights the potential role of head teachers in raising an art department's profile. The current study found that school management having low expectations of the art department, together with the unimportance attached to art by parents, contribute to the continued undermining of the subject. It is proposed that leadership has a part to play in expecting the art curriculum to include effective differentiation in order to improve subject esteem and attainment without alienating less engaged students. In particular, individualised learning can ensure that academic drawing skills are taught where appropriate, enabling access to vocational degree courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)