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Vermeulen, Dorette; Klopper, Christopher; van Niekerk, Caroline – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
In light of the tendency to present the arts in an integrated fashion in many education systems worldwide, this article examines the consequences of integration for discrete art forms. In particular, we investigate the advantages of adopting a syntegrated approach to the facilitation of arts in teacher preparation. A specific comparison between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Art Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Carlisle, Katie – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
Arts education partnerships have become an important means for developing and sustaining school arts programs that engage students, teachers, and communities. Tapping into additional perspectives, resources, and support from arts agencies and postsecondary institutions, arts education partnerships strengthen arts education infrastructure within…
Descriptors: Art Education, Partnerships in Education, Middle School Students, College School Cooperation
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Melnick, Steven A.; Witmer, Judith T.; Strickland, Martha J. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
In recent years, an increasing number of studies have suggested connections among cognition, social and emotional development, and the arts. Some of this research indicates that students in schools where the arts are an integral part of the academic program tend to have an academic advantage over students for whom that is not the case. This study…
Descriptors: Art Education, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 5
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Burton, Suzanne L. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
Strong school-university partnerships yield effective music teachers. However, music teacher preparation curriculum has undergone little reform over the years, resulting in a homogeneous P-12 curriculum. Encouraging preservice music teachers to consider cultural and pedagogical differences holds promise for changing music teacher preparation and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Music Teachers, Partnerships in Education, Culturally Relevant Education
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Kruse, Nathan B. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
Music teaching and learning are socially situated activities. School-university partnerships have the potential to impact preservice teachers' identities and level of socialization. Thus, a sociologically based belief system for establishing and maintaining school-university partnerships may provide cooperating teachers and university faculty…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Music Teachers
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Hourigan, Ryan – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
This article provides an initial look at Race to the Top as it relates to professional development for arts educators. Topics include the philosophy of Race to the Top education reform, data informed professional development, performance pay, and how these changes may affect arts educators.
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Change, Professional Development, Educational Philosophy
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Randles, Clint – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
The purpose of this study was to discover relationships in student perceptions of what it means to be a "good musician" across grade level, with regard to gender, and according to different school music affiliations among an intact school culture. The specific problems were to determine (1) what percentage of students choose to…
Descriptors: Musicians, Achievement, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
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Diket, Read M.; Brewer, Thomas M. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
This paper grabs hold of the "assessment tiger" by considering the history of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) "Arts Report Cards" for the visual arts, which were constructed and have been administered four times within thirty-five years. Two purposes of the NAEP have persisted since its founding: (1)…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, National Competency Tests, Educational Policy
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Carroll, Karen Lee – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
This article raises questions about the breadth and depth of content-area expertise in initial licensure programs for art teachers, K-12. An analysis of some of the promises made in the name of art education suggests that art teachers need a high level of expertise and deep understanding of art in order to deliver on these promises. To consider…
Descriptors: Art Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Art Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Hope, Samuel – Arts Education Policy Review, 2010
Creativity, content, and policy have multiple relationships. Creativity and disciplinary content are inextricably linked. In dealing with creativity, the first education policy choice is whether to recognize and act on that fact. Care is needed in using the term "creativity" in advocacy contexts, lest the relationship between creativity and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Indigenous Knowledge, Art Education, Creative Development
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Harding, Tayloe – Arts Education Policy Review, 2010
Creativity is about more than imagining or making something that has not previously existed. Though most of us perceive of the concept of creativity actualized as "creation", creativity is really much broader--it is that force in each of us that begins with a yearning to answer an unanswered (or ill-answered) question by imagining more than one…
Descriptors: Creativity, Leadership, Creative Thinking, Imagination
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Brinkman, David J. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2010
This article provides a brief review of generally accepted ideas about creativity, followed by examples of music teachers teaching creatively and teaching their students to be more creative. Implications for teacher education and policy recommendations for music education are discussed.
Descriptors: Creativity, Music Education, Music, Music Teachers
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Livingston, Larry – Arts Education Policy Review, 2010
Individual creativity is ubiquitous. New technologies both enable and urge fresh approaches to creativity in the context of education. University-level education offers a natural place to adjust pedagogical structures in favor of a more individual approach to learning that organizes the intellectual community into new patters of interaction and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Creativity, Time Management, Problem Solving
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Hodges, Donald A.; Luehrsen, Mary – Arts Education Policy Review, 2010
"Sounds of Learning: The Impact of Music Education" is a research program designed to allow researchers to examine the roles of music education in the lives of school-aged children to expand the understanding of music's role in a quality education. The NAMM Foundation, the sponsoring organization, has provided more than $1,000,000 to fund research…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Research Projects, Educational Quality
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Remer, Jane – Arts Education Policy Review, 2010
This article explores the process of using lessons learned about high quality, effective arts education programs to help local educational leaders and practitioners create their own policy statements. It raises questions about policy implications from those lessons and connects them to the readers' own experience. It provides an intellectual…
Descriptors: Art Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Educational Policy
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