Fine arts academic standards include separate sets of standards for each of the four arts: dance, music, theater, and visual art. The European Commission has funded the ART4rom, a project based on the practice of the arts in school and non school environments. It is good to see the importance of the ARTS spotlighted and addressed in a meaningful manner. Arts Education Resources: The State Arts Council’s Resource Library contains a wealth of materials, resources, and tools for advancing arts education. The State Board of Education (SBE) has the authority to adopt academic standards for each subject area in grades K-12. Of the two level 6 papers: EDUC605 focuses on learning in culture and community whereas EDUC607 takes a look at the psychology of education.
In the AIE Program, you will join a diverse cohort of visual artists, musicians, museum educators, nonprofit arts advocates, actors, teachers, and writers who believe that the arts not only have intrinsic societal value, but also multiple roles in youth education and healthy development.
The toolkit gives organizations detailed information about how to plan, run, provide training, and evaluate arts programs for at-risk youth. Provide opportunities for students, educators, parents, and other community members to enter into creative dialogue with professional artists and one another through the arts. Assist in developing new strategies in sequential arts curriculum development, implementation, evaluation and assessment. AIE students want to learn to analyze issues of access and quality in all kinds of schools and community settings and how to design and manage arts programs in these settings. Below are some talking points about both the importance of arts education, as well as the decline of arts education in our country.
In California, for example, participation in music courses dropped 46 percent from 1999-2000 through 2000-04, while total school enrollment grew nearly 6 percent, according to a study by the Music for All Foundation The number of music teachers, meanwhile, declined 26.7 percent.
Three of EFA’s Excellence in the Arts high school instructors have been honored in recent years by their peers by being named Michigan Educator of the Year in their disciplines of dance, theater, and digital media/film. We are a nationally recognized arts education institution, selected by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities to participate in the Turnaround Arts initiative, a national program targeting student achievement through the arts. An additional 14,000 students in Boston now receive instruction during the school week. Free and low-cost admission to high-quality professional performing arts and visual arts events for K-12 schools.