ERIC Number: EJ771707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 2
Arts Integration across the Curriculum
Appel, Morgan P.
Leadership, v36 n2 p14-17 Nov-Dec 2006
Arts education in California's schools has experienced peaks and valleys over the decades, due to budgetary cutbacks and an almost exclusive focus on literacy, mathematics and science achievement. Gradually, the tide is beginning to turn, and interest in arts education has experienced a resurgence of sorts, resulting from new fine arts requirements at the university level, keen interest in using multiple modalities and intelligences and research that shows that the arts help better prepare students for college or the workplace. In this article, the author discusses the benefits of arts integration; emphasizes that arts integration requires careful thought, planning and assessment; and provides an example of a successful collaboration between arts providers, schools, a county office of education and the University of California in which professional development is provided to educators during an intensive summer institute and a follow-up session during the fall.
Descriptors: Fine Arts, Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Art Teachers, Curriculum Design, Educational Benefits, Educational Cooperation, Professional Development, Institutes (Training Programs)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California