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ERIC Number: EJ823244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
Hurry up and Wait: A National Scan of Teaching Artist Research and Professional Development
Reeder, Laura
Teaching Artist Journal, v7 n1 p14-22 Jan 2009
The current focus on professional development for teaching artists is not a new development in the United States. Since the Lincoln Center Institute first coined the term "teaching artist" in the early 1970s, there has been increasing focus on the unique characteristics necessary for artists who choose to work in educational settings. This article describes several research studies that aim to answer questions about the quality and quantity of professional resources for artists who teach. The questions raised through these studies include: (1) What defines a teaching artist?; (2) Why to artists teach, and what does a successful teaching artist look like?; (3) What do artists need to make a living that supports their dual roles?; (4) What challenges progress for the career teaching artist?; (5) Who in the non-arts environment cares about the teaching artist?; (6) How can generations of experience be effectively shared for a national profession?; and (7) Where are the threats to national professionalism of the teaching artist? (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States