Interaction of Teachers and Curriculum

Authored by: Mary Erickson

Handbook of Research and Policy in Art Education

Print publication date:  February  2004
Online publication date:  April  2004

Print ISBN: 9780805849714
eBook ISBN: 9781410609939
Adobe ISBN: 9781135612313


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The ultimate value of an art curriculum manifests itself for students when they experience the results of a teacher’s complex engagement with that curriculum. This analysis examines the interaction between teaching and curriculum from three perspectives: (a) the wide range of competing and overlapping art curriculum theories that could guide teachers’ curriculum decisions; (b) available research that could help teachers make judgments about the effectiveness of art curricula or particular curriculum components, or strategies; and (c) many factors that affect an individual teachers’ decisions about selecting, developing, or adapting an art curriculum and then implementing it.

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