• I just wanted to congratulate you on a fantastic conference this weekend. I learned a ton and met some incredible people that I hope to stay in touch with. There were times where I felt like I found my "tribe"–people who didn't even blink when I listed computer science, music and developmental psychology as my fields of study.  
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The Qualities of Quality: Understanding Excellence in Arts Education

  • October 24, 2011
  • By a2ru      
Harvard Project Zero researchers explore the challenges of achieving and sustaining high-quality arts learning in K-12 years.


 

Harvard Project Zero researchers explore the challenges of achieving and sustaining high-quality arts learning in K-12 years.  The report includes a discussion of seven purposes of arts education, including development and habits of mind and dispositions, aesthetic awareness, engagement with civic issues, and self-development and expression.  The report includes a set of tools that can assist K-12 teachers and administrators in making decisions about creating and sustaining high-quality arts education.  This is among the best of the best of the K-12 literature, from which we should be able to extrapolate to some extent.  (Much of this description is taken from the 2011 PCAH report.)

Seidel, Steve, Shari Tishman, Ellen Winner, Lois Hetland, and Patricia Palmer. The Qualities of Quality: Understanding Excellence in Arts Education. 2009.