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Yige, Munevver Meltem – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
This article examines the history of art education in Turkey. Since the beginning, the purposes of the arts and art education have been a point of discussion by various authorities. Whether art education should be taught, and how it needs to be taught, have been at the forefront of educationalists' minds. As a result, introducing certain models of…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, Foreign Countries, Art
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Ulger, Kani – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
What is the link between art and creativity? The purpose of this study was to determine the role of art education in creative thinking. A causal-comparative research design was used. Arts and science high school students (N = 162) participated. Results showed that creative thinking in visual arts students in Grade 10 with high scores differed…
Descriptors: Art Education, Science Education, Creative Thinking, High School Students
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Graham, Mark – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
Assessment in art is notoriously difficult and is probably best approached with skepticism. Artistry is notoriously difficult to assess. Yet measures of student learning in art are needed for both advocacy and art education policy. Assessments, particularly large-scale assessments, influence funding and educational policy at all levels. This…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Art Education
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Xu, Lihua; Diket, Read; Brewer, Thomas – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
This article describes a secondary analysis of the National Assessment of Educational Progress 2008 eighth-grade visual arts data (N = 3,912). These assessments occur under government mandate on a periodic schedule and data on the arts were collected in 1997 and again in 2008. The purpose of this study was to predict students' visual art response…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Least Squares Statistics, Structural Equation Models
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Mannathoko, Magdeline C.; Mamvuto, Attwell – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
Art in Botswana primary schools is taught under the umbrella term Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA), a subject that encompasses various arts disciplines. The arts disciplines are Physical Education, Music, Design and Technology, Home Economics, and Drama and Dance. The subject introduces learners to various disciplinary knowledge, media, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Learner Engagement, Art Education
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Berglin, Jacob – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
Olivia Gude has a long and distinguished career as both a public artist and an art educator. She is currently the Angela Gregory Paterakis Professor and Chair of Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where she works with graduate and undergraduate students to prepare for working as artist educators in school and…
Descriptors: Interviews, Art, Art Education, Art Teachers
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McClure, Marissa; Tarr, Patricia; Thompson, Christine Marmé; Eckhoff, Angela – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
This article reflects the collective voices of four early childhood visual arts educators, each of whom is a member of the Early Childhood Art Educators (ECAE) Issues Group of the National Arts Educators Association. The authors frame the article around the ECAE position statement, "Art: Essential for Early Learning" (2016), which…
Descriptors: Art Education, Visual Arts, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
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Hunter-Doniger, Tracey – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
This article argues that the eugenics movement has had three major influences on education in the United States, and reveals how these influences have had an impact on visual arts education in particular. The first influence began with a debate between John Dewey and David Snedden that resulted in a two-tiered tracking system that separated…
Descriptors: Art Education, Visual Arts, Standardized Tests, Intelligence Tests
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Thomas, Beth A. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
In 1968 the Bilingual Education Act marked the first comprehensive federal intervention in the schooling of language minoritized students by creating financial incentives for bilingual education in an effort to address social and educational inequities created by poverty and linguistic isolation in schools. Since that time federal education…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Visual Arts, Bilingualism
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Patton, Ryan M.; Buffington, Melanie L. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
This article addresses the standards of technology in the visual arts, arguing the standards function as de facto policy, the guidelines that shape what teachers teach. In this study, we investigate how art education standards approach technology as a teaching tool and artmaking medium, analyzing the current National Visual Arts Standards, the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Technology Uses in Education, Standards, Visual Arts
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Heid, Karen – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
The 2008 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Arts Assessment was administered to selected 8th grade students throughout the nation, and in 2009 the results from that administration were publicly reported. In the spring of 2010, building on the format and structure of the 2008 national assessment, the researcher administered a…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Visual Arts, Replication (Evaluation), Grade 8
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Albert, Daniel J. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
Media arts has been familiar to many through television, film, and digital graphics, and often appears as an extension of the four traditional arts disciplines: music, arts, theatre, and dance. As media arts continues to acquire its own unique identity, particularly through technological means, it has been included as a stand-alone discipline in…
Descriptors: Interviews, Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Mitchell, Donna Mathewson – Arts Education Policy Review, 2014
Visual arts teachers engage in complex work on a daily basis. This work is informed by practical knowledge that is rarely examined or drawn on in research or in the development of policy. Focusing on the work of secondary visual arts teachers, this article reports on a research program conducted in a regional area of New South Wales, Australia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Arts, Art Education, Teaching Methods
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Wexler, Alice – Arts Education Policy Review, 2014
As the common core state standards become reality, teachers have reason for concern. In this article the author outlines the roots of what has been called the corporate reform in education and its effects on the arts, poverty, and disabilities. The financial contributions of the Gates and Broad foundations led to the corporatization and nationwide…
Descriptors: State Standards, Educational Change, Poverty, Disabilities
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Hunter-Doniger, Tracey – Arts Education Policy Review, 2013
School reform and teacher evaluations have become primary concerns for education policymakers in recent years. However, a standard one-size-fits-all method of evaluation, such as value-added evaluation, may not give an accurate assessment of all teachers. This article proposes an alternative to the general evaluation of visual arts educators by…
Descriptors: Art Teachers, Visual Arts, Teacher Evaluation, Context Effect
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