ERIC Number: EJ740515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Status of Elementary Art Education: 1997-2004
Chapman, Laura H.
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v46 n2 p118-137 Win 2005
In this article, I portray the status of visual art education in United States public elementary schools between 1997 and 2004. I report on trends in state policies and interpret data from a national survey of elementary principals, visual art specialists, and classroom teachers. I also provide information on public opinion about arts education, and the possible impact on art education of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Data from this period serve as a benchmark for tracking shifts in policy and practice as the nation's schools respond to NCLB mandates for improved scores in reading, mathematics, and science by 2014. My discussion highlights recurrent themes and contradictions in policy and practice. (Contains 3 footnotes and 4 figures.)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Art Education, Public Schools, National Surveys, Art Teachers, Professional Development, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Competencies, Educational Finance, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Collaboration, Federal Legislation, Integrated Curriculum
National Art Education Association, 1916 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 703-860-8000; Fax: 703-860-2960; Web site: http://www.NAEA-Reston.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001