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Richmond, John W. – Arts Education Policy Review, 1994
Asserts that it is ironic to discuss issues of control of arts education policy at a time when national and state leaders describe the public education system as out of control. Examines litigation as an "engine" or driving force of the influence and control of arts education policy from three perspectives. (CFR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Civil Law, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Best, Harold M. – Arts Education Policy Review, 1995
Discusses the perceptual effects of music on culture. Outlines the differences between "high" and "low" culture and attributes of popular culture. Concludes that the goal should not be to encourage students to listen to better music, but to listen to all music more intelligently. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Context, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Schonmann, Shifra – Arts Education Policy Review, 1995
Discusses the reasons for, and the reactions to, the marginalization of drama/theater education in the Israeli school system. Curricular reform introduced in the mid-1980s resulted in some improvement, however, school principal autonomy remains a major stumbling block. Recommends drama teachers seize the initiative and implement programs on their…
Descriptors: Art Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment
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McPherson, Gary E. – Arts Education Policy Review, 1995
Presents a curriculum profile of arts education in Australia. The curriculum includes generic outcome statements organized around interrelated approaches. These include creating, making, and presenting, as well as arts criticism and aesthetics, and past and present contexts. The outcome statements range across eight levels of achievement. (MJP)
Descriptors: Art Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides
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Best, David – Arts Education Policy Review, 1995
Criticizes the idea of grouping the arts together in a single curriculum. Argues that such practice further marginalizes arts education, makes it easier for administrators to cut one generic budget, and ignores the distinct characteristics of separate art forms. Cautiously supports integrated activities while adamantly condemning integrated…
Descriptors: Art Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment
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Smith, Ralph A. – Arts Education Policy Review, 1995
Argues that, far from being a dangerous and destructive break with the past, various factions of postmodernism actually parallel modernist beliefs. Both movements share groups whose creative revisionists approach seeks a constructive accommodation. Similar parallel destructive approaches also exist. (MJP)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Art Criticism, Art History, Critical Theory
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Herbert, Doug – Arts Education Policy Review, 1995
Tracks the art education field's development of a national plan to promote growth and awareness. Political attacks and budget cuts in the last decade have created an unprecedented movement built on cooperation and collaboration between local and national educators. (MJP)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Educational Administration, Educational Change
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Delattre, Edwin J. – Arts Education Policy Review, 1995
Criticizes current educational trends, specifically the lack of critical standards and the tendency to sacrifice content in favor of promoting self-esteem. Argues that the depth and greatness of the humanities is lost in classrooms infatuated with feel-good activities and cultural relativism. (MJP)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives
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Jorgensen, Estelle R. – Arts Education Policy Review, 1995
Charts the development of music education from early utilitarianism up to its current emphasis on aesthetic value. Recent attempts to pursue music education as an interdisciplinary subject have been limited due to budget cuts. Briefly discusses this financial crisis and suggests some sources of alternative funding. (MJP)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Curriculum Design, Educational History, Educational Policy
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Koroscik, Judith Smith – Arts Education Policy Review, 1994
Contends that changing climate of educational research and teaching will influence how the arts will be taught in the future. Recommends broadening the disciplinary structure of the arts and design curriculum and the use of collaborative research. (CFR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Teachers, Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Development
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Uszler, Marienne – Arts Education Policy Review, 1996
Provides a concise overview of the working conditions and challenges faced by independent music teachers (IMT). Most IMTs function in a number of capacities, as performer, teacher, and entrepreneur. Discusses changing trends in employment, including computer technology and the move for national certification. (MJP)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Higher Education, Home Instruction, Individual Instruction
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Mollo, Arlene Black – Arts Education Policy Review, 1996
Maintains that a more thorough understanding of the complex relationship between state government and local schools would greatly benefit arts educators. Presents an examination of the structure of this relationship in Massachusetts as a model. Examines government funding, staffing, delegation of powers, and various shared responsibilities. (MJP)
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation
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Hope, Samuel – Arts Education Policy Review, 1994
Contends that questions about power and who has it dominated U.S. political and social discourse. Discusses five aspects of power and art: (1) three power/art relationships; (2) the struggle between individuals and systems; (3) power applications; (4) current power contexts; and (5) major futures issues. (CFR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Culture Conflict, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Taylor, Jack A. – Arts Education Policy Review, 1993
Discusses the evolution and current status of cognitive research in music. Identifies the field's five research branches: (1) sensation; (2) perception; (3) concept formation and memory; (4) affect or emotions; and (5) psychomotor activity. Recommends five changes for the future of cognitive musicology. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Cultural Differences, Educational Research
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Castiglione, Lawrence V. – Arts Education Policy Review, 1994
Asserts that, from a school administration point of view, empowerment through faculty cooperation and participation in work-related issues is quite different from actual control of the workplace. Discusses issues related to power, control, and authority in education, particularly in arts education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Cognitive Processes, Educational History, Educational Theories
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