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Allison, Amanda – Arts Education Policy Review, 2013
Teacher professional development is a chief concern of states, districts, and schools in the wake of high-stakes accountability measures such as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The goals and practices of professional development are often disconnected, and this misalignment affects art teachers in unique ways. Art teachers are often "left…
Descriptors: Art Teachers, Faculty Development, Accountability, Standards
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Bonbright, Jane; McGreevy-Nichols, Susan – Arts Education Policy Review, 2012
The field of dance arts education in the United States is in an entirely different place today than it was at the turn of the century. Much of this change is due to a convergence of events that involved: federal and state legislation, policy, and funding that supported dance in arts education; a forty-year transition of dance out of departments of…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Educational Development, Educational History, National Organizations
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Greher, Gena R. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
The intersection of the arts with technology can provide educators with a focus that is more in tune with students' lived experiences, providing a relevant context for the making of meaning. Yet the technological advances of the last few decades have done little to alter the pedagogical practice of most music teachers. Teaching with technology…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Music Teachers, Music Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Schmidt, Patrick; Robbins, Janet – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
The article analyzes professional development in music education considering the ways in which policy change depends on conditions where renewed practice can become self supporting. The authors situate professional development amid the current politico-educational climate while offering an interpretive framework based on key issues and actions…
Descriptors: Music Education, Faculty Development, Professional Development, Politics of Education