How can lasting change be made in the way art is taught in America's schools? This was the challenge that faced the six regional professional development consortia sponsored by the Education Institute in the 1980s. The Quiet Evolution
documents the remarkable progress of these regional pioneer groups in training thousands of teachers in hundreds of school districts in designing and then implementing a substantive approach to art education in their schools.
Education policy makers, educators, and community members interested in school reform will find The Quiet Evolution an invaluable guide to the many strategies developed by the regional consortia to change the schools they serve.
In addition, this important volumewritten by Brent Wilson, professor of art education at Pennsylvania State University and primary evaluator of the regional consortium projectprovides a history of the evaluation of art education theory. It includes a detailed and richly anecdotal account of how each professional development consortium created a coherent, comprehensive approach to art
This book is out of print. Please look for it at your local libraries and/or used bookstores.