AuthorWale, Ilona Helena, 1944-
AdvisorGreer, W. Dwaine
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis thesis examines a proposed discipline based arts education approach. Cultural, societal, and historical events have left a void which needs to be filled, a need for citizens to possess sophisticated knowledge and understanding of the arts. The major problem of education in art, music, drama and dance, has been over-emphasis on production and performance, and under-emphasis on the knowledge of aesthetics, history, and criticism. A balance is needed. The literature review gives historical evolvement of each art form to its present state in American education. Theoretical foundations are given in each art area, in the form of a discipline based approach to teaching. The lesson plans present the four arts areas in an interdisciplinary approach, teaching similar or contrasting elements through art, music, drama and dance, thus creating a proposed discipline based arts approach.