Arts Curriculum Framework:
The Practice Of Creating
The following list is selective, not exhaustive, and was developed by the Arts Framework Development Committee members, with suggestions from study groups, and individual readers. It lists books, articles, and periodicals written for adults, and includes major professional organizations and arts education agencies. Because of space limitations, books and periodicals written for students, and teaching materials such as videos, software, and kits are not included.
Allen, Anne. Everyone Can Win. McLean, VA: EPM Publications, 1988.
Beane, Mildred. Focus on Fine Arts: Performing Arts. Washington DC: National Education Association, 1989.
Carpenter, J. Creating the World: Poetry, Art and Children. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1987.
College Entrance Examination Board. Academic Preparation for College: Educational EQuality Project. New York: The College Board, 1983.
- Academic Preparation in the Arts. New York: The College Board, 1983.
Goldberg, Meryl Ruth and Ann Phillips. Arts as Education. Cambridge, MA: President and Fellows of Harvard College, Harvard Educational Review reprint #24, 1993.
Greene, Maxine. "Arts Education in the Humanities: Towards a Breaking of the Boundaries." Portland, ME: The Maine Alliance for Arts Education, 1989.
Kronish, Miriam, and Jeryl Abelman. Focus on Fine Arts: Elementary. Washington DC: National Education Association, 1989.
Massachusetts Cultural Council. Cultural Resources Directory. Boston: Massachusetts Cultural Council, 1995.
Rooney, Tom. Focus on the Fine Arts: Humanities. Washington DC: National Education Association, 1989.
Welch, Nancy, with Andrea Greene. Schools, Communities, and the Arts: A Research Compendium. Tempe, AZ: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University, its Morrison Institute for Public Policy, and the National Endowment for the Arts, 1995.
Very Special Arts. Start With the Arts. Washington DC: Very Special Arts, 1992.
Very Special Arts Massachusetts. Multi-Arts Resource Guide. Boston: Very Special Arts, Massachusetts, 1993. (video)
American Council for the Arts Research Seminars. The Challenge to Reform Arts Education; What Role Can Research Play? New York: American Council for the Arts, 1989.
Arts, Education and Americans Panel. Coming to Our Senses. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1977.
Fowler, Charles. Can We Rescue the Arts for America's Children? New York: American Council for the Arts, 1988.
Getty Center for Education and the Arts. Beyond Creating: The Place for the Arts in American Schools. Los Angeles: Getty Center for Education and the Arts, 1986.
McLaughlin, John. Toward a New Era in Arts Education. New York: American Council for the Arts, 1988.
Massachusetts Cultural Council. Education Through the Arts. Boston: Massachusetts Cultural Council, 1993.
National Endowment for the Arts. Toward Civilization: A Report on Arts Education. Washington DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1988.
- Arts in Schools. Washington DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1993.
- The Arts and Education: Partners in Achieving Our National Education Goals. Washington DC: National Endowment for the Art, 1995.
Adler, Mortimer. The Paideia Proposal. New York: Collier Books, 1982.
Banks, James A, and Cheryl McGee Banks. Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives, 2nd ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1993.
- "Multicultural Education for Freedom's Sake." Educational Leadership, December 1991/January 1992, 32-35.
Boyer, Ernest L. High School: A Report on Secondary Education in America. New York: Harper and Row, 1983.
Brooks, Jacqueline Grennon and Martin G. Brooks. The Case for Constructivist Classrooms. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1993.
Eisner, Elliott W. Cognition and Curriculum. New York: Teachers College Press, 1994.
- The Educational Imagination: On the Design and Evaluation of School Programs, revised ed. New York: MacMillan, 1994.
- "What Really Counts in Schools." Educational Leadership, February 1991, 10-17.
Goodlad, John. A Place Called School. New York: McGraw Hill, 1984.
Greene, Maxine. Releasing the Imagination: Essays on Education, the Arts and Society. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1995.
Jacob, Heidi Hayes, ed. Interdisciplinary Curriculum Design and Implementation. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1989.
Kliebard, Herbert. The Struggle for the American Curriculum, 1893-1958. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1987.
Lightfoot, Sarah Lawrence. The Good High School: Portraits of Character and Culture. New York: Basic Books, 1983.
Meier, Deborah. The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons for America from a Small School in Harlem. Boston: Beacon, 1995.
Sizer, Theodore. Horace's Compromise. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985.
- Horace's School. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991.
Wiggins, Grant. "The Futility of Trying to Teach Everything of Importance." Educational Leadership, November, 1989, 44 ff.
Burton, Judith. "The Arts in School Reform: Other Conversations," in Teachers College Record, Volume 95, no. 4, 476-493.
Consortium of National Arts Education Associations. National Standards for Arts Education: Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts. Reston, Virginia: Music Educators National Conference, 1994.
- Opportunity to Learn Standards for Arts Education. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association, 1995.
Greene, Maxine. "The Arts and National Standards," in The Educational Forum, volume 58, summer 1994, 391-400.
Music Educators National Conference. Perspectives on Implementation: Arts Education Standards for America's Students. Reston, VA, 1994.
Ross, Jerrold. "National Standards for Arts Education: The Emperor's New Clothes." Arts Education Policy Review. vol 96, 2, November-December 1994, 26-30.
Herman, Joan L., et al. A Practical Guide to Alternative Assessment. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1992.
Lazear, David. Multiple Intelligences Approaches to Assessment: Solving the Assessment Conundrum. Tucson, AZ: Zephyr Press, 1994.
Lerman, Liz. "Toward a Process for a Critical Response," High Performance, Winter 1993, 46-48.
Mitchel, Ruth, and Dennie Palmer Wolf, with Frank Philip. Issues Concerning a National Assessment of Arts Education. Washington, DC: Council of Chief State School Officers, 1993.
National Assessment Governing Board. 1996 NAEP Arts Education Assessment and Exercise Specifications. Washington, DC: Council of Chief State School Officers, 1994.
Newmann, Fred M., Water G. Secada and Gary G. Wehlage. A Guide to Authentic Instruction and Assessment: Vision, Standards, and Scoring. Madison, WI:
Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin, 1995.
Perrone, Vito. Expanding Student Assessment. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1991.
Winner, Ellen, ed., Arts PROPEL: An Introductory Handbook, 1991.
- Arts PROPEL: Imaginative Writing Handbook, 1993.
- Arts PROPEL: Music Handbook, 1992.
- Arts PROPEL: Visual Arts Handbook, 1992. Cambridge: Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Wolf, Dennie Palmer and Nancy Pistone. Taking Full Measure: Rethinking Assessment through the Arts. New York: College Entrance Examination Board, 1991.
Armstrong, Thomas. Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom. Alexandria, VA:
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1994.
- Seven Kinds of Smart. New York; Penguin Books, 1993.
Bellanca, James, Carolyn Chapman, and Elizabeth Schwartz. Multiple Assessments for Multiple Intelligences. Palatine, IL: IRI/Skylight, 1994.
Bredekamp, Sue, ed. Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood
Programs Serving Children From Birth Through Age Eight. Washington DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children: 1987.
Brown, Ann L., Doris Ash, Martha Rutherford, Kathryn Nakagawa, Ann Gordon, and Joseph C. Campione. "Distributed Expertise in the Classroom," in G. Salamon, ed., Distributed Cognitions: Psychological and Educational Considerations. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993, 188-228.
Chapman, Carolyn. If the Shoe Fits: How to Develop Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom. Palatine, IL: Skylight Publishing.
Dewey, John. Art as Experience. New York: Minton, Balch and Company, 1934.
Edwards, Carol, Lella Gandini, and George Forman. The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education. 1993.
Feldman, David Henry, Mihalyi Czikszentmihalyi, and Howard Gardner. Changing the World: A Framework for the Study of Creativity. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1994.
Gardner, Howard. Art, Mind and Brain. New York: Basic Books, 1982.
- Creating Minds: An Anatomy of Creativity Through the Lives of Freud, Einstein, Picasso, Stravinsky, Eliot, Graham, and Gandhi. New York: Basic Books, 1993.
- Frames of Mind. New York: Basic Books, 1983.
- Multiple Intelligences. New York: Basic Books, 1993.
John-Steiner, Vera. Notebooks of the Mind: Explorations of Thinking. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1985.
Moody, William, ed. Artistic Intelligences: Implications for Education. New York: Teachers College Press, 1991.
Perkins, David. The Intelligent Eye: Learning to Think by Looking at Art. Santa Monica, CA: The Getty Center for Education in the Arts, 1994.
- The Mind's Best Work. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981.
Piaget, Jean. Play, Dreams, and Imitation in Childhood. New York: W. W. Norton, 1962.
- and B. Inhelder. The Child's Conception of Space. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1956.
- The Psychology of the Child. New York: Basic Books, 1969.
Smith, Nancy Ray. "Classroom Practice: Creating Meaning in the Arts" in Hausman, Jerome J., ed. Arts and the Schools. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1980.
Sacks, Oliver. An Anthropologist on Mars. New York: Knopf, 1995.
Wallace, Doris B., and Howard E. Gruber. Creative People at Work. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.
Willis, George, and William H. Schubert. Reflections from the Heart of Educational Inquiry: Understanding Curriculum and Teaching Through the Arts. New York: State University of New York Press, 1991.
Winner, Ellen. Invented Worlds. The Psychology of the Arts. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1982.
Wolf, Shelby Ann and Shirley Brice Heath. The Braid of Literature. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992.
Bartenieff, Irmagard, with Dori Lewis. Body Movement: Coping With the Environment. New York: Gordon and Breach, 1980.
Benzwie, Theresa. A Moving Experience: Dance for Lovers of Children and the Child Within. Tucson, AZ: Zephyr Press, 1987.
Boston Ballet. Let's Dance: A Book About Ballet. Boston: Boston Ballet Student Matinee Program, 1994.
Dell, Cecily. A Primer for Movement Description. New York: Dance Notation Bureau, 1977.
Gere, David, ed. Looking Out: Perspectives on Dance and Criticism in a Multicultural World. New York: MacMillan, 1995.
Gilbert, Anne G. Creative Dance for All Ages. Reston, VA: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Dance, 1992.
Guest, Ann Hutchinson. Your Move: A New Approach to the Study of Movement and Dance. New York: Gordon and Breach, 1983.
Goldman, Ellen. As Others See Us: Body Movement and the Art of Successful Communication. New York: Gordon and Breach, 1994.
Hammond, Sandra Noll. Ballet Basics. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield, 1993.
Hanna, Judith Lynne. Dance, Sex and Gender. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.
Hayes, Elizabeth. Dance Composition and Production. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Book Company, 1993.
Humphrey, Doris. The Art of Making Dances. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Book Company, 1959.
Jowitt, Deborah. Time and the Dancing Image. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988.
Laban, Rudolf. The Language of Movement. London: McDonald and Edwards, 1966.
Levine, Mindy N. Widening the Circle: Towards a New Vision for Dance Education., A Report on the National Task Force on Dance Education. 1994: Dance/USA.
Schlaich, Jean and Betty Dupont. The Art of Teaching Dance Technique. Reston, VA: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1993.
Sorrell, Walter. The Dance Through the Ages. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1967.
Teck, Katherine. Ear Training for the Body: A Dancer's Guide to Music. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Book Company, 1994.
Anderson, William M., comp. Teaching Music With a Multicultural Approach. Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference, 1991.
- and Patricia Shehan Campbell, eds. Multicultural Perspectives in Music Education. Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference, 1989.
Berz, William L. and Judith Bowman. Applications of Research in Music Technology. Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference, 1994.
Birge, Edward Bailey. History of Public School Music in the United States. Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference, 1988.
Boardman, Eunice, ed. Dimensions of Musical Thinking. Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference, 1989.
Colwell, Richard, ed. Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning. Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference and Schirmer Books, 1992.
Levenson, Thomas. Measure for Measure: A Musical History of Science. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994.
Music Educators National Conference. Growing Up Complete: The Report of the National Commission on Music Education. Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference, 1991.
- Promising Practices: Prekindergarten Music Education. Reston, VA, 1989.
New York State School Music Association: NYSSMA Manual, Edition XXIII. New York State School Music Association, 1991.
Upitis, Rena. Can I Play You My Song? Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1992.
Bandich, Jan. Get Ready for Dramatic Play. Cypress, CA: Creative Teaching Press, 1988.
Children's Theatre Foundation. Theatre Education: Mandate for Tomorrow. 1991.
Cullum, Albert. Greek Tears and Roman Laughter. New York: Citation, 1970.
Dezseran, Louis J. The Student Actor's Handbook. Palo Alto: Mayfield, 1975.
Georges, Corwin, and Claudia Cornett. Ways to Use Drama A to Z. East Aurora, NY: D.O.K. Publishers, 1987.
Harrison, Annette. Stories for Young Children. Jonesborough, TN: National Storytelling Press, 1992.
Heinig, Ruth. Improvisation with Favorite Tales: Integrating Drama into the Reading/Writing Classroom. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 1992.
Jurgensen, Bettie. That Achaean Crowd. Colorado Springs: Contemporary Drama Services/ Meriweither, 1990.
Korty, Carol. Writing Your Own Plays. New York: Scribner's, 1986.
Kraus, Joanna. The Dragon Hammer and the Tale of Oniroko. Rowayton, CT: New Plays for Children, 1971.
Letherland, Janet and Joanne Karr. Readers Theatre from Greek Mythology. Colorado Springs: Contemporary Drama Services/Meriwether, n.d.
McCaslin, Nellie. Creative Drama in the Intermediate Grades. Studio City, CA: Players Press, 1987.
National Association for the Perpetuation of Storytelling. Best Loved Stories. Jonesborough, TN: National Storytelling Press, 1991.
Pellowski, Anne. The Story Vine. New York: Collier, 1984.
Pereira, Nancy. Creative Dramatics in the Library. Rowayton, CT: New Plays for Children, 1974.
Polsky, Milton E. Let's Improvise. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1980.
Rosen, Michael. South & North, East, West. Oxfam Activities, 1992.
Sills, Paul. Story Theatre. New York: Samuel French, 1971.
Spolin, Viola. Improvisation for the Theatre. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1963.
- Theatre Games for the Classroom. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1986.
Thistle, Louise. Dramatizing Myths and Tales: Creating Plays for Large Groups. Palo Alto, CA: Dale Seymour Publications.
Velder, Milton, et. al. Open-Ended Plays. New York: Globe, 1976.
Watts, Irene. Just A Minute: Ten Short Plays and Activities for Your Classroom. Ontario: Pembroke, 1991.
Way, Brian. Audience Participation Theater for Young People. Boston: Baker, 1981.
Welker, David. Stagecraft: A Handbook for Organization, Construction and Management. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1987.
Yolen, Jane. Best Loved Stories. Jonesborough, TN: National Storytelling Press, 1991.
Arnheim, Rudolf. Art and Visual Perception, 2nd. ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1974.
- Parables of Sun Light: Observations on Psychology, the Arts and the Rest. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989.
- Picasso's Guernica. London: Faber and Faber, 1962.
- Thoughts on Art Education. Los Angeles: Getty Center for the Arts, 1989.
Battin, Margaret P. "Cases for Kids: Using Puzzles to Teach Aesthetics to Children." Journal of Aesthetic Education, Vol. 28, no. 3, Fall 1994, 89-104.
Bearden, Romare and Harry Henderson. A History of African-American Artists. New York: Pantheon, 1993.
Brigham, Don. Focus on the Fine Arts: Visual Arts. Washington DC: National Education Association, 1989.
Chapman, Laura. Instant Art, Instant Culture: the Unspoken Policy for American Schools. New York: Teachers College Press, 1982.
Dissenayake, Ellen. What Is Art For? Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1990.
Eisner, Elliott. Educating Artistic Vision. New York: MacMillan, 1972.
Ernst, Karen. Picturing Learning: Artists and Writers in the Classroom. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1993.
Gombrich, E. H. Art and Illusion. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1969.
Goodnow, J. Children Drawing. Cambridge: Harvard University Press: 1977.
Kellogg, Rhoda. Analyzing Children's Art. Palo Alto, CA: National Press Books: 1969.
Kent, Corita, and Jan Steward. Learning By Heart: Teaching to Free the Creative Spirit. New York: Bantam, 1992.
Korzenik, Diana. Drawn to Art. Hanover, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 1985.
London, Peter. Step Outside. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1993.
Lowenfeld, Viktor. Creative and Mental Growth. New York: MacMillan, 1947.
Smith, Nancy Ray. Experience and Art. New York: Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 1993.
Topal, Cathy Weisman. Children, Clay, and Sculpture. Worcester, MA: Davis, 1983.
- Children and Painting. Worcester, MA: Davis, 1992.
Wilson, Brent. Teaching Drawing From Art. Worcester, MA: Davis, 1987.
Art Education, Art in America, Art New England, Artnews, Arts and Activities, Arts Education Policy Review, Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher Now, Dramatics, Journal of Aesthetic Education, Journal of Research in Art Education, Music Educators Journal, Theatre Arts
Administrators in Music Education (for information, contact Massachusetts Music Educators Association)
American Alliance for Theatre and Education, Tempe, AZ
Boston Area Kodaly Educators (for information, contact Massachusetts Music Educators Association)
Boston Dance Alliance, Boston, MA Educational Theatre Association, Cincinnati, OH
Massachusetts Alliance for Arts Education, local affiliate of the National Alliance for Arts Education, Washington, DC
Massachusetts Art Education Association, local affiliate of the National Art Education Association, Reston, VA
Massachusetts Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, local affiliate of the National Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA
Massachusetts Coalition for Music Education, Belmont, MA
Massachusetts Computer-Using Educators, Wellesley, MA
Massachusetts Directors of Art Education (for information, contact Massachusetts Art Educators Association)
Massachusetts Music Educators Association, local affiliate of the Music Educators National Conference, Reston, VA
National Dance Association, Reston, VA
New England Orff Shulwerk Association (for information, contact Massachusetts Music Educators Association)
New England Theatre Conference, Boston, MA
American Council for the Arts, New York, NY
Artsedge c/o Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC
Center for the Arts in the Basic Curriculum, Inc., Washington, DC, and Hingham, MA
Council for Basic Education, Washington, DC
Council for Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC
Getty Center for Education in the Arts, Santa Monica, CA
Massachusetts Cultural Council, Boston, MA
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Malden, MA
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Washington, DC
National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC
Very Special Arts Massachusetts, Boston, MA
Very Special Arts, Washington, DC
Wang Center for the Performing Arts, Boston, MA
Young Audiences, Boston, MA and New York, NY
Web sites for The Arts
The Web site provides linkages to:
The Art & Cultural Event List
The Arts Deadline List
Art Information Gallery
ArtsEdge (from the Kennedy Center)
More Art Resources on the Internet
- Le Condon Bleu
- Le Gastronome
- Recipe Archive
- Dance Resources on the Internet
- Drama Resources on the Internet
- Theatre-Related Links
- The Mammouth Music Meta-List
- The Music Educator's Homepage
- Music Resources on the Internet
- Musician's Studio
- The School of Arts and Media (14th century music data)
- Art Gallery
- "ArtServe" (Art History web site)
- Visual Art Resources on the Internet
- Visual Artist's Studio
- Other Art-Related Links
Arts Edge is an Internet Web site whose mission is to help artists, teachers, and students gain access to and/or share information, resources, and ideas that support the arts as a core subject area in the k12 curriculum.