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Colwell, Richard – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
As the title suggests, the author provides a description of an international effort to develop an understanding of the present depth and priority of arts policies. As arts policy is not limited to education but formulated at all levels of community, including unions, individuals, philanthropic organizations, and government agencies, policy often…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Accountability
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Willerson, Amy – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
This article is a review and thematic analysis of the 2014 National Core Arts Standards (NCAS). Historically, there exists a gap between the arts and assessment-based educational practices. Thematic analysis of the NCAS reveals a policy striving to bridge the gap between the way arts educators envision arts in schools, and the current reality of…
Descriptors: Art Education, National Standards, Academic Standards, Educational Policy
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Hedgecoth, David McKinley; Major, Marci – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
The Great Recession caused many school districts across the country to make numerous cuts in their annual budget models. As a result of these austerity measures, administrators often reduced arts education offerings. In the current study, we highlight how budget reductions in three districts negatively impacted music education curricula, and how…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Music Education, School Funds, Retrenchment
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Shaw, Ryan D. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
While policy formation frameworks are commonly used to understand public policy developments, scholars rarely have used them to reflect on arts education policies. Such analysis is important because it can assist both in identifying the genesis of past policies, including who the important actors are, how issues are framed and problematized, and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Policy, Models, Policy Formation
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Johnson, Daniel C.; Marie Stanley, Ann; Ellie Falter, H.; Greene, Jennifer L. R.; Moore, Haley L.; Paparone, Stacy A.; Smith, Jacqueline C.; Snell, Alden H., II – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
The purpose of this article is to make policy recommendations based on the authors' experiences with, and research about, reflective, differentiated, and teacher-generated music teacher professional development (PD). By doing so, we argue for a bottom-up process that capitalizes on our music teacher and music teacher educator expertise along with…
Descriptors: Reflection, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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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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Brasche, Inga; Thorn, Benjamin – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
The intrinsic and extrinsic benefits of music education incorporate academic, social, emotional, and behavioral spheres. To deny students access to music education essentially locks them out of such benefits, limiting their potential. Music education programs have declined significantly in Australia in the last few decades and access to such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Access to Education, Equal Education
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Elpus, Kenneth – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine postsecondary admissions outcomes for music and arts students as compared to their non-arts peers using nationally representative data (N = 14,900) from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002. Controlling for certain observable differences between students who do and do not elect arts courses, music…
Descriptors: College Admission, Outcomes of Education, Longitudinal Studies, Art Education
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Schroeder-Arce, Roxanne – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
As the Texas Education Agency implements new standards for arts teachers and U.S. arts education policy stakeholders articulate a need for culturally competent educators, teacher preparation programs must respond and consider methods to prepare developing teachers to meet such standards. Preservice arts educators need exposure to a variety of art…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Policy, Interviews, Student Teacher Attitudes
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LaGarry, Alison E.; Richard, Byron – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
In this article, we demonstrate that arts integration holds unique promise and benefits for helping rural teachers to provide more equitable arts opportunities for their students. These benefits include: professional network development in the service of both curricular development for arts integration and connecting teachers who often work in…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Art Education, Integrated Activities, Integrated Curriculum
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de Araújo, Gustavo Cunha – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
This article examines the relation between official policy on art education in Brazilian basic education and what is actually taught and done in public school teaching in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Making use of interpretative analysis, I directly observed art classes in schools selected in the state of Mato Grosso. I also analyzed the laws, guidelines,…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Policy, Public Schools, Observation
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Tutt, Kevin – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
Solid, well-grounded teachers can be instrumental in solving the problems facing our schools and students because it is successful teachers who are the most valuable, in-school contributors to our students' success. The importance of teacher preparation programs (TPPs) in developing quality teachers has been reinforced by researchers who have…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Art Education, Teacher Education Programs, Program Evaluation
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Gibson, Cynthia M. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
In 2009, a group of local foundations, the school district, arts organizations, and the Mayor's Office launched the Boston Public Schools Arts Education Initiative (BPS-AE)--a multiyear, citywide, public--private initiative aimed at increasing BPS students' access to in-school arts education. Managed by a strong local intermediary with deep…
Descriptors: Community Action, Art Education, Public Schools, Urban Schools
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Perrine, William M. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
What legal and ethical issues arise when students choose to perform popular music with explicitly religious content? The purpose of this article is to construct a policy framework for discussing the use of popular religious music within the classroom, with a specific focus on the concept of proselytization as legal criteria for setting appropriate…
Descriptors: Music, Public Schools, Religion, Court Litigation
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