National Coalition for Core Arts Standards
States are looking at how educational standards can be consistent across the country. Despite federal direction, the states themselves still set their own standards. Yet the implications for the arts remains unclear. Kathleen Dean reflects on the situation in the second part to her series “What Are the Standards Anyways?”
“What Are the Standards Anyways? Part 2″ (click to read full article)
The standards. It’s a term that gets tossed around frequently in the arts education world, sometimes without the speaker really knowing what it means. Few of us know what they are, and even fewer know what the standards are for the arts. Yes, they do exist; and yes, teachers are expected to teach them! Kathleen Dean discusses arts education standards and testing in her article, “What are the Standards, Anyway?” (click to view full article)
Anna Pavlova as The Dying Swan (Photo: Public Domain)
Michelle Van Doeren, a teaching artist at Pittsburgh’s School for Creative and Performing Arts, makes an argument for why our public education system needs to support arts education. This piece comes as an update to our issue, Vol. 1, No. 1: Arts, Families and Children.
The Muse Dialogue examines the role of the arts in families and the importance of the arts in the lives of children. Journey with us into questions of aesthetic education and more in Vol. 1, No. 1 of the Muse Dialogue: The Arts, Families and Children.
(Photo: Jan Leo)