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ERIC Number: EJ940024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
In My Opinion: The Teaching Artist's Armament
Hanna, Judith Lynne
Teaching Artist Journal, v2 n2 p104-106 2004
In 2003, the Arts Education Partnership's Second National Forum on Partnerships Improving Teaching in the Arts recommends that Teaching Artists be trained to be advocates and to speak publicly to education stakeholders about what they do. The author agrees. However, she believes that Teaching Artists must familiarize themselves with the available research and evidence regarding the significance of arts education to effectively speak and advocate on the field's behalf. Knowledge is power, especially in times of scarce resources and emphases on standardized testing. Thus, the author argues that Teaching Artists must develop their own armament of knowledge and information to share with colleagues, parents, administrators and politicians. She contends that they must arm themselves with knowledge about dance that comes not only from the field of dance but from the arts, humanities, social, behavioral and cognitive sciences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A