Advocacy White Papers for Art Education

“Advocacy White Papers for Art Education” are a collection of 14 essays written in response to the NAEA report, Learning in a Visual Age: The Critical Importance of Visual Arts Education.

These essays communicate the value of visual arts education in a constantly changing educational environment and demonstrate why visual arts education is important for meeting each student’s educational needs. We urge you to share the White Papers for Art Education with colleagues, policy makers, supervisors and administrators, preservice art educators, and parents.

Each of the five sections of the collection of essays will be released separately. Please see the entire table of contents below.

By Enid Zimmerman
(Posted November 16, 2011)

Section I: What High-Quality Art Education Provides
By Kerry Freedman, Pat Stuhr, Jerome Hausman, and James Haywood Rolling Jr. (Posted November 16, 2011)

Section II: How High-Quality Arts Education Can Prepare Students for the Future
By Karen Keifer-Boyd, Mary Stokrocki, and Brent Wilson
(Posted March 21, 2011)

Section III: What Excellent Visual Arts Teaching Looks Like
By Lynn Beudert, Judith Burton, and Renee Sandell
(Posted July 9, 2012)

Section IV: How to Infuse the Arts Into Learning Environments
By Enid Zimmerman, Kit Grauer, and Peter London
(Posted December 7, 2012)

Section V: Ensuring Excellent Visual Arts Education for Every Student
By Susan Gabbard, Barbara Laws, and Melody Milbrandt
(Posted December 7, 2012)