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ERIC Number: EJ1209958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3541
Holding Us Accountable: Arts Education in California Multiple Subject Credential Programs
Lorimer, Maureen Reilly
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v60 n1 p22-49 2019
To ensure a robust and comprehensive educational experience, every K-12 learner must have access to high quality Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) education. To make this happen, their teachers must be effectively prepared to provide excellent art education experiences. Although arts education is required in many states (including California) as part of licensure requirements, little is known about the actual implementation of these policies. To better understand this preparation gap, a three-part statewide study analyzed the status of arts education in California teacher preparation programs. Findings from survey, interview, and document analysis indicate that arts education experiences increase candidate confidence and deepen their understanding of the benefits associated with using the arts to meet the needs of diverse learners. However, inconsistent program requirements among institutions of higher education contribute to a lack of cohesion in art preparation throughout the state.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California