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National Art Education Association, 2020
The arts disciplines (visual arts, music, theatre, and dance) merit and require formal study. Policy makers should support studies in the arts as core disciplines, as specified in the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)," the federal legislation that sets policy and appropriations for public education. The arts merit and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Equal Education, Graduation Requirements
Meier, Mary Elizabeth – National Art Education Association, 2018
There is a shift occurring in the field of art education to empower students and teachers to design personalized, classroom-based assessments to support rich, complex, and unpredictable processes of learning in K-12 art (Beattie, 1997, 2006; Hafeli, 2001; Gates, 2017). In this paper, the author presents three recommendations for gathering…
Descriptors: Art Education, Student Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Alternative Assessment
Sabol, F. Robert – National Art Education Association, 2018
The 1994 National Standards for Arts Education were succeeded by a new generation of standards published in 2014 by the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS). This iteration of voluntary standards provided a new foundation for designing curriculum for visual arts education. The design of the standards utilized the curriculum model…
Descriptors: Art Education, Visual Arts, Student Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment
National Art Education Association, 2009
The National Art Education Association (NAEA) is committed to ensuring student access to a highly qualified, certified visual arts educator in every K-12 public school across the United States, recognizing that effective arts instruction is a core component to a 21st-century education. "Standards for Art Teacher Preparation" represents the…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Elementary Secondary Education, Art Education, Art Teachers
National Art Education Association, 2009
The National Art Education Association (NAEA) is committed to ensuring that all students have access to a high quality, certified visual arts educator in every K-12 public school across the United States, recognizing that effective arts instruction is a core component of 21st-century education. "Professional Standards for Visual Arts…
Descriptors: Standards, Art Teachers, Visual Arts, Elementary Secondary Education
National Art Education Association News, 1988
Presents the National Endowment for the Arts' summary of educational needs, program emphases, and future directions as contained in its "Five-Year Planning Document, 1990-1994." Provides an overview of the 1988-1994 planning document, as well as a comparison of previous and current observations regarding the National Endowment's…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Planning
Qualley, Charles A. – National Art Education Association News, 1988
Presents answers to 10 questions dealing with National Art Education Association (NAEA) business and policy. Addresses issues such as NAEA assistance for adult and preschool education, persuading art educators to join NAEA, and requiring art as a prerequisite for high school graduation. (GEA)
Descriptors: Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Role, Organizational Objectives
National Art Education Association News, 1988
Presents chapter one of TOWARD CIVILIZATION, the National Endowment for the Arts report on arts education in the United States. Discusses what basic arts education is and why it is important, describing impediments to its implementation and its current status. Offers recommendations for developing an arts curriculum. (GEA)
Descriptors: Art Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
National Art Education Association News, 1988
Presents final two chapters of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) report, "Toward Civilization: A Report on Arts Education." Examines the part leaders in the governance, education, arts, and business-producer sectors can play in the cause of arts education and looks at the role of the National Endowment for the Arts. (LS)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Art Education, Business Responsibility, Community Role