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ERIC Number: EJ897642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3541
How Do Novice Art Teachers Define and Implement Meaningful Curriculum?
Bain, Christina; Newton, Connie; Kuster, Deborah; Milbrandt, Melody
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v51 n3 p233-247 Spr 2010
Four researchers collaborated on this qualitative case study that examined 11 first-year novice art teachers' understanding and implementation of meaningful curriculum. Participants were selected through a criterion method sampling strategy; the subjects were employed in rural, urban, and suburban public school districts. In order to conduct a cross-site analysis of the results of the study, researchers conducted three to four structured interviews during the academic year. Results indicate that the novice teachers' definitions and implementation of meaningful curriculum emphasized connecting art lessons to students' lives and culture. Novice teachers were concerned about the quality of artwork their students produced and were committed to building trust with their students. (Contains 3 figures, 1 table, and 5 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Georgia; Texas