Helpful Resources in Integrating the Arts


“Arts Education for the 21st Century,” American Council for the Arts, 1 E. 53rd St. New York, NY 10022;  212-223-2787  212-223-2787 .

Ernest Boyer, “Making the Connections: The Arts and School Reform,” in Why We Need the Arts (New York: ACA Books, 1989).

College Board and Getty Center joint project, The Role of the Arts in Unifying the High School Curriculum. Contact Karen Wicks, College Board, 45 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10023;  212-713-8215  212-713-8215 .

Howard Gardner, Frames of Mind. New York: Basic Books, 1983.

Howard Gardner, “Zero-Based Arts Education: An Introduction to Arts Propel,” Studies in Art Education 1989, 30 (2).

Getty Center for Education in the Arts, Beyond Creating: The Place for Art in American Schools. Santa Monica, CA: 1986.

David N. Perkins, “Art as Understand-ing,” Journal of Aesthetic Education, Spring 1988.

Dennie Wolf, “Artistic Learning: What and Where Is It?” Journal of Aesthetic Education, Spring 1988.

National Endowment for the Arts, “Toward Civilization: A Report on Arts Education.” Washington, DC: 1988.

National Standards for Arts Education; Education Reform, Standards, and the Arts; and The Vision for Arts Education in the 21st Century. Available from Music Educators National Conference, 1806 Robert Fulton Dr., Reston, VA 22091;  703-860-4000  703-860-4000 or  800-828-0229  800-828-0229 .

Curriculum Resources

Arts Propel and Project Zero, 323 Longfellow Hall, Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138;  617-495-4342  617-495-4342 .

ArtsConnection (120 W. 46th St, New York, NY 10036,  212-302-7433  212-302-7433 ) conducts research and develops and publishes curriculum materials for use in the general classroom.

Arts Learning Link (ALL), an Internet site, coordinates arts education activities among schools, arts organizations, social service agencies, parents, teachers, legislators and continuing educators. Contact

Educational Video Center (55 E. 25th St., New York, NY 10010,  212-725-3534  212-725-3534 ) helps teachers incorporate media production and analysis into other content areas. Provides professional development.

Galef Institute (11150 Santa Monica Boulevard, 14th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90025;  310-479-8883  310-479-8883 ) targets elementary schools in its “Different Ways of Know-ing” program, promoting teacher collaboration; thematic integration of social studies with literature, math, science, and the arts. Includes professional development and model curriculum materials.

Getty Center for Education in the Arts (401 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 950, Santa Monica, CA 90401;  310-274-8787  310-274-8787 ) offers summer seminars throughout the country on arts education, including discipline-based art education; collaborative efforts, teaching contemporary art; professional development in the visual arts, music, and theater; thematic interdisciplinary instruction and assessment; and leadership skills. ArtsEdNet is Getty’s online service for the K?12 arts education community, with a focus on discipline-based art education. Web:

Integrated Drama Curriculum (262 West 107 Street, 5A, New York, NY 10025;  212-865-5076  212-865-5076 ) brings artists and teachers together for professional development and classroom-based programs that use the arts as teaching tools and integrate them with other curriculum areas.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Perform-ing Arts in Washington, D.C. provides arts education and professional development opportunities for teachers, students, adults and other arts organizations; 32 states participate in its Partners in Education training program. On the Internet, its ArtsEdge (http://artsedge. provides a collection of professional development resources, program information, and research on arts and education; and highlights the arts at work in specific classrooms.

National Art Education Association, 1916 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091;  703-860-8000  703-860-8000 .