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From Dewey to No Child Left Behind: The Evolution and Devolution of Public Arts Education

  • February 7, 2012
  • By a2ru      
This detailed policy review and case study traces the impact of both federal and state legislation on K-12 arts education in Texas.


 

In this detailed policy review and case study, University of Texas, Austin faculty Julian Vasquez Heilig, Heather Cole, and Angelica Aguilar, trace the impact of both federal and state legislation on K-12 arts education in Texas. Alas, the story arc — from the 1950s to the present — is one of steady disinvestment. This is the sort of cautionary tale forseen in the recent Inside Higher Ed article by UT-Austin Fine Arts Dean, Douglas Dempster, and Curb Center Director Steven Tepper, cited elsewhere on this site: Can Academic Arts Instruction Survive the “Iron Cage of Responsibility?”

Heilig, Julian Vasquez, Heather Cole, and Angelica Aguilar. “From Dewey to No Child Left Behind: The Evolution and Devolution of Public Arts Education.” Arts Education Policy Review, 111: 136-145, 2010.