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May, Lissa; Brenner, Brenda – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
In a national climate of high-stakes testing, there is an ever-increasing need for policy that ensures high-quality arts education for all children. At the same time that arts education in K-12 schools is being diminished or eliminated, there is an ever-increasing body of research linking participation in the arts to various aspects of cognitive…
Descriptors: Art Education, Music Education, Educational Change, Disadvantaged Schools
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Tutt, Kevin – Arts Education Policy Review, 2014
Federal education legislation over the past ten years has increasingly focused on high-stakes testing in the areas of science, technology, English, and math. The resultant decrease in time and funding for the arts has caused administrators to reconsider the role of the arts in education. Although a great deal of literature has been written about…
Descriptors: Art Education, Required Courses, Graduation Requirements, College Admission
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Beveridge, Tina – Arts Education Policy Review, 2010
Since the Bush administration enacted the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2002, lawmakers and school administrators have questioned what changes, if any, the Obama administration will make. This article discusses the effects of NCLB on nontested subjects, specifically music and arts in the general curriculum. Major effects on scheduling and…
Descriptors: Fine Arts, Federal Legislation, General Education, Music
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Fisher, Ryan – Arts Education Policy Review, 2007
In this article, the author discusses current challenges to the idea of teamwork in fine arts teams, redefines the terms team and collaboration using a business management perspective, discusses the success of effective teams in the business world and the characteristics of those teams, and proposes the implementation of the business model of…
Descriptors: Fine Arts, Strategic Planning, Resistance to Change, Accountability
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Chapman, Laura H. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2007
In this article, the author provides a review and critique of key provisions in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and documents some major effects of the law, which have not been positive for arts education and other subjects not formally tested under the law. Because NCLB is scheduled for reauthorization in 2007 or 2008, the author offers a…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, National Programs, Art Education, Fine Arts
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Hatfield, Thomas A. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2007
In the past decade of educational reform, there has been one astounding accomplishment: The federal and state governments and the private sector have recommended and adopted policies to advance the visual and performing arts as essential to a comprehensive education. The goals created by the president and the governors of all 50 states for…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Academic Standards
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Strand, Katherine – Arts Education Policy Review, 2006
The purpose of this article is to begin to articulate a model for collaborative arts integration curricula that honor the value of creative and critical thinking in the arts. It presents both challenges and possibilities in collaborations between arts and nonarts organizations and teachers by examining two collaborative programs: (1) A Theater…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Case Studies, Educational Cooperation
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Cherwitz, Richard A.; Beckman, Gary D. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2006
The authors of this article contend that most doctoral students in the arts do not fully appreciate the meaning of their PhD, and that the current system of graduate education perpetuates this phenomenon, with each generation of professors passing down their understanding of the doctorate to succeeding generations. The authors argue that what is…
Descriptors: Fine Arts, Doctoral Degrees, Graduate Students, Leadership
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Warburton, Edward C. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2006
Students' interests in and access to disciplinary study in the arts have increased dramatically over the past fifteen years. This is due in large part to steady growth in K-12 arts programming during the 1990s, when policymakers came to view arts instruction as part of an effective response to concerns about the quality of America's schools. Arts…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Fine Arts, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Interests
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Rademaker, Linnea L. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2003
Reports a case study of a non profit arts advocacy group. Explores how Arts Collaborators, Inc. (ACI) advocated arts education, how they chose and developed arts education activities, and how individual and corporate beliefs about art influenced those choices. Offers recommendations about effectively evaluating and incorporating outside influences…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Art Education, Attitudes, Case Studies
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Constantino, Tracie – Arts Education Policy Review, 2003
Focusing on Chicago Public Schools (Illinois), explores issues related to philanthropy's role in the development of arts education policy. Discusses the relationship among philanthropic organizations and the core curriculum; the impact of research; preservice teacher training, and economic development and arts education. Offers recommendations for…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hanley, Betty – Arts Education Policy Review, 2003
Asserts that testing is widely accepted and politically supported in Canada. Examines why there should be testing in the arts; what should be tested; who makes the tests, takes the tests, and benefits from them; and how frequently students should be tested. Concludes by outlining issues for consideration by policymakers. (PAL)
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Principles
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Best, Harold M. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2000
Addresses the common confusion about the nature and use of intellect in the arts. Attempts to demonstrate the forces that promote and reinforce this confusion in relation to the nature and use of intellect in the arts. (CMK)
Descriptors: Art Education, Dance Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Daniel, Rod – Arts Education Policy Review, 2000
Discusses the success of arts-focused schools in performing and visual arts. Offers examples of outstanding schools. Focuses on the importance of having the best administration, the administrative considerations involved in establishing a successful arts-infused school, and finding the best faculty with a diverse focus. (CMK)
Descriptors: Administration, Art Education, Dance Education, Diversity (Faculty)
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Best, Harold M. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2000
Discusses the condition in which people are confused about the nature and use of intellect in the arts. Focuses on associated dilemmas, the root cause, and how to address them. Explore topics such as musical/artistic mindedness and the benefits of a comprehensive music education. Includes suggestions. (CMK)
Descriptors: Art Education, Creativity, Educational Benefits, Elementary Secondary Education
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