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Re: Art Curriculum

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J. Pease (jpease)
Wed, 10 Jan 1996 08:45:39 -0800


>Does your new curriculum design include all of the arts for all children?
>Our state frameworks in Washington include all arts. School districts
>across the state are beginning to look at curriculum models. Not too
>many are in an adoption state. We are just hoping to pass our essential
>learning requirements and then go on to the harder making it all happen
>stage.

The California Framework for the Visual and Performing Arts is presently
being revised. A conference to be held at Asilomar in Pacific Grove in late
February will introduce the new framework to all districts in the State.
The new framework, however, will not be available for quite a while. As
stated in the title, California's frameworks have included both visual and
performing arts, although no one single commercial curriculum includes them
all, as far as I know. Your question has caught me a bit flat-footed!

There are available from Dale Seymour Publications paperback books called
"Center Stage, a Curriculum for the Peforming Arts, K-3" and "Center Stage,
a Curriculum for the Peforming Arts, 4-6". These are examples of a
drama/theatre curriculum. There is also a "Handbook for Planning an
Effective Visual and Performing Arts Program," published by the California
Association of County Superintendents of Schools in 1990, targeted at K-12.
If you need further information on either of the above publications, let me
know. Good luck.

Jill Pease
Resource Co-ordinator
California Consortium for Visual Arts Education
Sacramento Institute