Art Education


Associations and Professional Organizations

Arts Education Partnership
"Private, nonprofit coalition of over 100 education, arts, business, philanthropic, and government organizations" promoting arts education in elementary and secondary schools. Includes directory and links to Web sites of organizations, list of state arts education contacts, information on Goals 2000, Partnership publications, arts education advocacy resources, and the Partnership's mailing list.
National Art Education Association
Promotes art education at all levels. Also provides links to state art education associations.
National Education Association
National association dedicated to promoting public education.
Texas Coalition for Quality Arts Education
Group of organizations promoting quality art education in Texas.

Citation Help

Web Guide: Citing Internet and Print Resources
A list of links to various style manuals.

Comprehensive Art Education Web Guides

ARTSEDGE: Linking the Arts and Education Through Technology
From the John F. Kennedy Center and the National Endowment for the Arts with support of the U.S. Department of Education. Includes a newsletter covering arts in K-12 education, links to art and education related resources, stories about teachers using the Web in their classrooms, and information on Goals 2000, meetings and conferences, professional development opportunities, media resources, and research.

Current Awareness Resources

Mailing Lists/Newsgroups

TeacherArtExchange
Online discussion group for art educators and others interested in arts education. Archive of earlier messages available.

Databases

ERIC, from the U.S. Dept of Education
ERIC, the Education Resources Information Center, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, is the major database for literature on various aspects of education.

Also available from EBSCOhost. (Off-campus access available only to West Texas A&M faculty, students, and staff.)
JSTOR
Full-text articles from 55 core journals on art and art history. Coverage is from Volume 1 Issue 1 to the most current 3-5 years. Off-campus access available only to West Texas A&M faculty, students, and staff.

Directories

ArtSchools.com
Searchable database of over 1,000 art schools and programs worldwide.

Educational or Professional Software

The Artchive: Art CD-ROM Reviews
Growing list of reviews for software related to art.

Government Information

National Endowment for the Arts
Find information on funding for arts programs in schools and links to state and regional arts agencies.
Texas Cultural & Arts Network - Texas Commission on the Arts
Good source of funding for K-12 art programs and much more.
U.S. Department of Education
A lot of information on education in general.

Job/Career Guides

TCAnet: Employment
The Texas Commission on the Arts page for art jobs and other art opportunities.

Lesson Plans

LessonsPlansPage.com
Search for lesson plans by grade level.
ARTSEDGE: Linking the Arts and Education Through Technology
From the John F. Kennedy Center and the National Endowment for the Arts with support of the U.S. Department of Education. Includes a newsletter covering arts in K-12 education, links to art and education related resources, stories about teachers using the Web in their classrooms, and information on Goals 2000, meetings, conferences, professional development opportunities, media resources, and research.
Getty Museum Art Education Resources
Offers searchable lesson plans and a page, via the link for Teacher Programs and Resources, that presents a guide to creating visual arts lessons.
Eyes on Art
Interactive quizzes and activities. Last updated February 2005.
Gateway to Educational Materials
Browse or search for information on Web sites offering lesson plans, curriculum units, and other resources for educators.
KinderArt® - Art Lessons
Includes over 600 lessons and additional information related to children and art.
NGA Classroom For Teachers and Students
Art and curriculum resources from the National Gallery of Art.
North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts
Art curriculum materials developed for the Institute's course available to teachers elsewhere.
PBS Teacher Source
Information on public television programs and other resources appropriate for art education.

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