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NAEA Position Statements: Curriculum

Category: Curriculum

All students receive a high quality, comprehensive, sequential visual art program of study, pre-school through higher education, recognizing that effective art curriculum is a core component of 21st century education. A strong visual arts curriculum is designed to:

  • Provide students with skills and knowledge in the visual arts in accordance with rigorous national, state, and local standards. Provide opportunities for students to experience a wide variety of media, including traditional materials and new technologies as means of human expression.
  • Reflect knowledge of the historical timeline, aesthetics, criticism and cultural diversity, incorporating these elements within authentic assessment.
  • Be complemented with access to art museums and community education programs.

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