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ERIC Number: EJ747669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
The Arts at Reform at Hope High
Sproll, Paul
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v106 n2 p46-47 Oct 2006
This article is the first of a series of occasional reports about the opportunities and challenges facing Hope High School, an urban public high school in Providence, Rhode Island, which is experiencing enormous change. It presents a story of a high school reform initiative in which the arts are cast as a central element in a journey of renewal. Three elements make this particular high school's story compelling: (1) The school's reform efforts were mandated by the State's Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education; (2) The arts in this school have been identified as "the thread that binds the content areas," despite the fact that Providence Public Schools has recently seen a drastic reduction in arts programming in its schools; and (3) Parents and community partners are recognized as being fully integrated into decision-making. A shared vision established a rigorous arts program, and Hope's other teachers were also eager to collaborate with the visual art teachers in the design of instruction methods. The visual arts teachers have identified five dimensions of student performance: invention, execution, communication, reflection, and interpretation, which will be used to guide the assessment of student work in art, dance, music, and theater.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island