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Links to approximately 125 electronic journals, articles on issues in aesthetics, arts education, art theory, and visual arts, statistics, and assorted databases.
AERA SIG Communication of Research
Included are links to approximately 125 electronic journals in the field of education that are scholarly, peer-reviewed, full text and accessible without cost.
The Education Commission of the States has developed Artscan to support the analysis of state-level policies (in statute or code) related to the arts in education. From this database, you can generate profiles of the state policies for arts education in individual states, create comparisons of specific types of arts education state policies across several states and view compiled reports on state policies for the arts education.
A program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, ArtsEdge is also a partner of Thinkfinity, a consortium of national education organizations, state education agencies and the Verizon Foundation. Thinkfinity Content Partners develop free, standards-based, discipline-specific educational Web sites for K-12 teachers and students.
Classification system for the development of educational goals and objectives based on thinking behaviors believed to be important in the processes of learning. This framework became a taxonomy of three domains:
• The cognitive - knowledge based domain, consisting of six levels
• The affective - attitudinal based domain, consisting of five levels, and
• The psychomotor - skills based domain, consisting of six levels.
Common Core Resources
• From Common Core Standards to Curriculum: Five Big Ideas by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins
• Common Core and the Arts - Resources from Arts Education Partnership - The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a state-led initiative to ensure that students leave school with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in college and in their careers. The resulting changes to the expectations of arts educators can be profound. AEP is providing this (ever-growing) selection of resources to help AEP Partner Organizations, arts educators, school leaders, and policymakers develop a better understanding of the Common Core and what the movement means for the arts.
• Common Core Resources & Visual Arts - arts counterbalance
• Core Curriculum Content Standards - State of New Jersey
• 10 Steps for Migrating Your Curriculum to the Common Core
Designing the Arts Learning Community: a Handbook for K-12 Professional Development Planners Synthesizing extensive research of arts education practice across the United States, this handbook is a guide to designing arts education professional development for K-12 classroom teachers and provides a searchable database of 50 arts learning communities. Explore this interactive resource online or click here to download the full handbook.
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) - US Department of Education
Website for searching the ERIC Database.
Educator's Reference Desk
Builds on over a quarter century of experience providing high-quality resources and services to the education community. 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses.
International Journal of Education and the Arts
Website publishes articles electronically on issues in aesthetics, arts education, art theory, music education, visual arts, drama education, and education in literature.
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards improves teaching and student learning. National Board Certified Teachers are highly accomplished educators who meet high and rigorous standards. Like board-certified doctors and accountants, teachers who achieve National Board Certification have met rigorous standards through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review. NBPTS offers 25 certificates that cover a variety of subject areas and student developmental levels.
National Center for Education Statistics
Educational demographic data
Office of Educational Research and Improvement
Archived material at the US Department of Education.
Professional Development in Art Education: A Study of Needs, Issues, and Concerns of Art Educators By F. Robert Sabol, PhD
Professional development has become a central focus in American schools over the past two decades. Educators from various disciplines have distinctive professional development needs. In some cases professional development programming is designed to meet the overarching needs of educators regardless of the discipline, educational setting, or instructional levels of educators. However, the professional development needs in specific disciplines may vary in significant and meaningful ways. This study represents an effort to understand professional development of art educators in the United States.
Online research on K-12 assessment and accountability, school reform, teachers and teaching.
SchoolDataDirect (formerly SchoolMatters)
A national web-based Education Data service, provides in-depth information and analysis about public schools, districts and state education systems. The site's search features allow users to review and compare per-pupil spending, test scores, student and community demographics, teacher compensation and other data across districts and between states.
U.S. Department of Education
Houses and supports organizations that provide research, evaluation, and statistics. Institute of Education Sciences - research, evaluation, statistics, and guidance on evidence-based policy and practice.
Videos from the National Convention
• 2012 NAEA National Convention - New York, NY
• 2011 NAEA National Convention - Seattle, WA
• 2010 NAEA National Convention - Baltimore, MD
• 2009 NAEA National Convention - Minneapolis, MN
Art Educator Links
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Heather Leah Ryerson Fountain, Ph.D.
Dr. Heather Leah Ryerson Fountain is an Associate Professor of Art Education and Crafts at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, where she serves as the chair of the undergraduate art education program. She teaches graduate and undergraduate art education students, as well as special education and elementary education majors, about the power of art to reach and teach all students. Dr. Fountain was most recently recognized for her work with children and adults with disabilities, including the creation of a unique course titled Designing for Disabilities, which calls on art education students to engage in disability awareness through interaction with design partners from the local community who have various disabilities. In 2012 she was awarded the Pennsylvania Art Education Association’s Outstanding Special Needs Art Educator Award and in 2013 was received the National Art Education Association's, Council for Exceptional Children, VSA Peter J. Geisser Special Needs Art Educator Award.