Creating and Sustaining Arts-Based School Reform: The A+ Schools Program / Edition 1

Creating and Sustaining Arts-Based School Reform: The A+ Schools Program / Edition 1

by George W. Noblit, H. Dickson Corbett, Bruce L. Wilson, Monica B. McKinney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805861505

ISBN-13: 9780805861501

Pub. Date: 12/23/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Taking a close look at the issue of the arts and school reform, this book explores in detail how the incorporation of the arts into the identity of a school can be key to its resilience. Based on the A+ School Program, an arts-based school reform effort, it is much more than a report of a single case - this landmark study is a comprehensive, longitudinal analysis

Overview

Taking a close look at the issue of the arts and school reform, this book explores in detail how the incorporation of the arts into the identity of a school can be key to its resilience. Based on the A+ School Program, an arts-based school reform effort, it is much more than a report of a single case - this landmark study is a comprehensive, longitudinal analysis of arts in education initiatives that discusses the political, fiscal, and curricular implications inherent in taking the arts seriously.

Offering a model for implementation as well as evaluation that can be widely adapted in other schools and school districts, this book will inspire arts educators to move from advocating more arts to advocating the arts as a way to reform schools. Administrators and policy makers will see how curriculum integration can be used to revitalize and energize schools and serve as a springboard to wider reform initiatives. Researchers and students across the fields of arts education, school reform, organizational change, and foundations of education will be informed and enlightened by this real-world'scenario of large-scale school reform.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805861501
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/23/2008
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

@contents:

Selected Contents:

Preface

About the Authors

Chapter 1

Introduction

Chapter 2

An Unusual Development

Chapter 3

Arts in Education: From Threatened Curriculum to a Way to Reform Schools

Chapter 4

Turning the Vision into Reality

Chapter 5

Reform Persistence in A+ Schools

Chapter 6

School Identity and Arts Integration

Chapter 7

Sustaining Arts-based School Reform

Chapter 8

Sustaining Change: The Difference the Arts Make in Schools

Chapter 9

Creative and Lasting School Reform: Lessons from the Arts

Appendix

References

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