Understanding the Current Educational Climate in California Arts Magnet Schools
AuthorColbert, Cortney Alan
Committee ChairGarber, Elizabeth
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe Magnet Program for California public schools was established with the purpose of allowing students to have some choice in how they are educated. Each magnet school has a specific curriculum emphasis. This study focuses on those classified as Art Magnet Schools. With the advent of such legislation as the No Child Left Behind Act, schools have placed an increased emphasis on Math, Science, and Language Arts. This emphasis has been pushed along in part, by an increase in high-stakes testing that is taking place in all public schools. This has caused a shaky ground for Arts Magnet Schools in California to stand on. Some schools are finding that their emphasis in Arts is now in jeopardy. This study shows that although the perception of the majority of teachers is that things are worse currently than in the past, they are optimistic as to what will occur in the future.
Degree ProgramArt Education