The National Endowment for the Arts’ arts education program is focused on pre-K to 12th-grade students, the educators and civic leaders who support them, and the schools and communities that serve them. I am reminded of a joke I once heard about a team of anthropologists from Harvard going into the wilds of Oklahoma and reporting back that the natives were superstitious, loved rituals and would gather in colorful, boisterous festivals each week to worship a giant named Gard.
Results from the statewide research show that nearly 90 percent of Arizona students have access to at least one arts education program, but that half of the schools responding to the survey reported no budget for curricular support in arts education and almost 8 out of 10 schools spent less than half-a-penny a day on arts education.
Below are some talking points about both the importance of arts education, as well as the decline of arts education in our country. Nicholas Hans, (1958) – defines comparative education as a step-by-step study of different and often contrasting educational systems with a view of understanding their differences and similarities. Our SMARTS Parents for the Arts Network raises awareness about the relevance of the arts in increasing academic achievement, building a vibrant, productive society and providing opportunities to share best practices. The activation of the education sub-committee in reaching out to CEC 27 should bring more focus on the schools.
AEC provides opportunities for students inclined in the arts to expand their interests and fosters appreciation in others of what the arts truly mean to their overall education. Since 2012, Freedom Arts has been dedicated to serving St. Louis Check out our innovative programs, find out ways to get involved, stay up to date with our events, and get in touch! We also believe that the arts have a powerful role to play in envisioning and creating a more equitable and just society. The time is now to encourage your school district to look at arts education as a significant strategy to address student engagement and achievement in California schools. Parker-Brass built a team to support her arts teachers, and she fine-tuned outside partnerships already in place. Massey University’s Bachelor of Arts in Education gave me this knowledge and more.
The Institute of Koorie Education offers an extensive range of faculty degrees in a community-based mode of delivery that are relevant, engaging and inclusive for Indigenous students. The disillusionment with the profession is a leading factor for why so many black teachers leave the field early compared with their white counterparts, according to the study by the Education Trust, a nonprofit advocacy organization. Forty-seven states have arts-education mandates, forty-eight have arts-education standards, and forty have arts requirements for high school graduation, according to the 2007-08 AEP state policy database. The Arts Education Directory may be thought of as a directory of high quality, sub-contractual resources, predominately professional artists who teach. Some are experienced educators who want to incorporate the arts more effectively into their students’ learning experiences.