About this title: How can lasting change be made in the way art is taught in America's schools? This was the challenge that faced the six regional professional development consortia sponsored by the Center for Education in the 1980s. The Quiet Evolution documents the remarkable progress that these groups made in training thousands of teachers in hundreds of school districts to design and then implement a substantive approach to art education in their schools. In addition, this important volume provides a history of the evaluation of art education theory. It includes a detailed and richly anecdotal account of how each professional development consortium created a coherent, comprehensive approach to art education. It will be essential reading for all policy makers, educators, and community members involved in school reform.
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