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Colwell, Richard – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
As the title suggests, the author provides a description of an international effort to develop an understanding of the present depth and priority of arts policies. As arts policy is not limited to education but formulated at all levels of community, including unions, individuals, philanthropic organizations, and government agencies, policy often…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Accountability
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Vaughan-Marra, Jessica C.; Marra, Christopher M. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
Authors and scholars published within "Arts Education Policy Review" have been diligent to investigate various topics surrounding music educator preparation, mentoring, retention, as well as avenues for continued professional development and growth. Linda Darling-Hammond and Robert Rothman, along with various chapter authors, address…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Reflection, Music Teachers
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Gaztambide-Fernández, Rubén; Nicholls, Rachael; Arráiz-Matute, Alexandra – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
While general arts programs have declined in many schools across the United States and Canada, the number of specialized art programs in public secondary schools has swelled since the 1980s. While this increase is often celebrated by arts educators, questions about the justification of specialized arts programs are rarely raised, and their value…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Urban Schools, High Schools
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Scripp, Lawrence; Ulibarri, Devin; Flax, Robert – Arts Education Policy Review, 2013
At present, there is growing scientific evidence of music's powerful, positive influence on the neurological, cognitive, and social-emotional development of all children. At the same time, a flurry of new studies now show that extensive, deliberate, and deep practice supported by an ability growth mindset--and not a fixed degree of talent--is the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Public Education, Educational Policy, Talent
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Gardner, Robert D. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2010
The purpose of this study was to construct a profile of K-12 music teachers in the United States and develop a model to predict their retention, turnover, and attrition. Responses to the "Schools and Staffing Survey" from 47,857 K-12 public and private school teachers, including 1,903 music teachers, were analyzed using comparative…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Structural Equation Models
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Persellin, Diane Cummings – Arts Education Policy Review, 2007
The United States has achieved nearly universal access to education and has witnessed a phenomenal growth in the number of children who attend child care programs. In addition, researchers and practitioners are making notable advances in the field of early childhood music. Many preschools, however, feel pressure to accelerate learning for young…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Music Education, Music, Federal Legislation
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Pratt, Linda Ray – Arts Education Policy Review, 2007
In this article, the author examines the current arts education policies in the United States through the lens of Matthew Arnold's work and prose during his time as one of Her Majesty's School Inspectors in England and Wales in the nineteenth century. Arnold argued for government funding of public school systems, setting standards of quality for…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Art Education, Access to Education, General Education
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Shirer, Natalie Baker – Arts Education Policy Review, 2005
This article examines the "My True Voice Project," a mentorship-based program that uses principles of theater education to teach students effective oral communication skills. This project offers a unique model for how arts education can teach children vital thinking skills, strengthen traditional skills, and build community. As such, the…
Descriptors: Mentors, Program Descriptions, Oral Language, Teaching Methods
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Lazarus, Joan – Arts Education Policy Review, 2005
Secondary school theatre programs in the United States range from a single class or an annual play or musical to programs with comprehensive curriculums and production seasons headed by several certified theatre teachers. Whatever the size of the program, whenever adults are engaged in dynamic educational and artistic experiences with children…
Descriptors: Ethics, Theater Arts, Art Education, Secondary Education
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Sabol, F. Robert – Arts Education Policy Review, 2004
Over the past two decades, education in the United States has undergone phenomenal change. Fueled by both internal and external forces, challenges arose to previously held paradigms. Political, economic, social, cultural, and technological concerns all combined to drive the changes. Waves of educational reform precipitated by publication of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Visual Arts, Art Education, Student Evaluation
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Chrysostomou, Smaragda – Arts Education Policy Review, 2004
The new Interdisciplinary Unified Curriculum Framework (2001), as declared by its name, is based on the 1997 Unified Curriculum Framework, but a new stress is placed on interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning. The general aim of education remains unaltered. However, it is heavily emphasized that, in this new curriculum, the growth of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Music Education
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Chapman, Laura H. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2004
In June 2004, three out of four public schools in Florida failed to meet a new federal standard for school improvement, including one arts school that had earned "A" ratings on statewide tests for four consecutive years (Shanklin 2004). How can so many schools, including "A" schools, be failing? The answer: the No Child Left…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Arts Education Policy Review, 2004
This paper contains excerpts from a report by the National Endowment for the Arts, issued by its Office of Research, headed by Mark Bauerlein, a contributor to "Arts Education Policy Review." The excerpts do not include the report's tables, figures, or appendices, but numbers have been retained in their original sequence (see notes).
Descriptors: Adults, Recreational Reading, Reading Habits, Leisure Time