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Risner, Doug; Barr, Sherrie – Arts Education Policy Review, 2015
Preparing dance specialist teachers to successfully educate an increasingly diverse student population highlights a number of challenges within an educational policy landscape characterized by technical production, methods-centric teacher preparation, teacher-proof curriculum, and standardization. The ramifications of these policies have…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Teacher Education Programs, Praxis, National Standards
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Parkes, Kelly A.; Powell, Sean R. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2015
The purpose of this article is to describe and analyze the edTPA, a performance assessment created by the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE) and administered by Pearson, Inc., to assess the professional readiness of student teachers. We challenge claims made in support of using this assessment, specifically within the…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Student Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Robinson, Mitchell – Arts Education Policy Review, 2015
The music education profession is faced with two serious problems regarding the (mis)use of data in music teacher evaluation. The first has to do with the quality and kinds of data that music teachers have been forced to use; the second is concerned with how these data are being used in the music teacher evaluation process. The evidence I will use…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Data Analysis
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Battersby, Sharyn L.; Verdi, Brian – Arts Education Policy Review, 2015
As a result of Race to the Top, states across the country vied for school improvement grants in order to advance educational reforms including effective professional development and teacher collaboration within their school districts. Requirements of the grant included the development of teacher evaluation systems and a professional development…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Music Teachers
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McCarthy-Brown, Nyama – Arts Education Policy Review, 2015
This article synthesizes current dance education research that demonstrates connections between the culturally relevant pedagogy and student academic achievement, details why the arts are exponentially important and valuable to all communities, and provides practical solutions for the everyday teacher. Through a pointed focus on culturally…
Descriptors: Dance, Poverty, Dance Education, Educational Research
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Acer, Dilek – Arts Education Policy Review, 2015
One of the most important factors determining a nation's level of development in the modern world is preschool education. When preschool education is perceived as an entity that affects every aspect of childhood development, this fact is undeniable. Several aspects of preschool education, including art education, play a significant role in a…
Descriptors: Art Education, Preschool Education, Standards, Foreign Countries
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Maloney, Betsy – Arts Education Policy Review, 2015
In this research study, I examined how institutional power affected the experiences of two dance educators attempting to gain their K-12 dance teaching license in Minnesota. My research analyzed the ways in which candidates applying for the portfolio review process constructed, amended, or abandoned their identities as teachers/artists/individuals…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Dance Education, Teachers, Teacher Certification
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Vermeersch, Lode; Groenez, Steven – Arts Education Policy Review, 2015
In this article we explore the influence of the geographical proximity of out-of-school arts education provision on the individual decisions of children and youngsters to enroll in an arts education course. The distance between the homes of the Belgian students in compulsory education and the nearest offering of out-of-school arts education (a…
Descriptors: Art Education, After School Education, Proximity, Geographic Location
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Wright, Peter – Arts Education Policy Review, 2015
This article considers drama/theater education as a form of constructivism where popular culture is both accessed and employed to engage young people and animate education. Using the familiar cultural trope of zombies, and in reference to three separate performance projects, attention is drawn to why projects such as these matter and why they…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Art Education, Constructivism (Learning), Popular Culture
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Walker, Loretta Niebur – Arts Education Policy Review, 2015
This is the first of two articles reporting the results of a study by the author regarding the status of elementary music education in the state of Utah. This article focuses on how elementary music programs are structured (regular instruction with a music specialist, truncated programs, delegated programs, no formal music instruction, no music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary Education, Educational Methods, Performance Factors
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Walker, Loretta Niebur – Arts Education Policy Review, 2015
This is the second of two articles reporting the results of a study by the author regarding the status of elementary music education in the state of Utah. This article focuses on the qualifications of Utah's elementary music teachers (music certified, elementary classroom certified, artists-in-residence, volunteers, and paraprofessionals) and the…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Music Education, Qualifications
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Gates, Karol; Hansen, Deb; Tuttle, Lynn – Arts Education Policy Review, 2015
The purpose of this report is to provide insight into how state departments are implementing legislative requirements for educator evaluation, particularly the specific circumstances states encounter around arts education. Spotlights on Delaware, a first-round recipient of Race to the Top funding, and Colorado and Arizona, third-round recipients,…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Art Education, State Departments of Education, State Standards
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Peterson, Amber Dahlén – Arts Education Policy Review, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine how instrumental music educator skills are being evaluated in current undergraduate programs. While accrediting organizations mandate certain elements of these programs, they provide limited guidance on what evaluative approaches should be used. Instrumental music teacher educators in the College Music…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Music Teachers, Musical Instruments, Teaching Skills
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Thibeault, Matthew D. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2014
This article is a response to Shuler's 2001 article predicting the future of music education. The respondent assesses Shuler's predictions, finding that many have come true but critiquing Shuler's overall positive assessment. The respondent then goes on to make one prediction about the future of music education: that algorithms will…
Descriptors: Music Education, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends, Prediction
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Tobias, Evan S. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2014
In considering how policy work might forward arts education, it is helpful to reflect on the present state of music and arts education while looking ahead at future challenges and possibilities. This response to Shuler's (2001) set of predictions related to music education and policy in the twenty-first century addresses such work in the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Art Education, Music Education, Educational Trends
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