The ARTS Book: Designing Quality Arts Integration with Alignment, Rigor, Teamwork and Sustainability
By Linda Whitesitt, Ph.D. and Elda Franklin, Ed.D
The ARTS Book describes four factors that are essential in quality arts integration programs: alignment, rigor, teamwork and sustainability. Based on the authors’ evaluations of eight arts integration projects over the past seven years in which they conducted over 1000 structured classroom observations of arts-integrated lessons.
About the authors:
Dr. Linda Whitesitt is Director of Research and Evaluation for RealVisions as well as an active music educator, musicologist and professional violinist. She and her husband Dr. Bennett Lentczner, retired president of New World School of the Arts in Miami and professional trumpet player, live in Berkeley Springs, WV.
Dr. Elda Franklin is Professor Emerita of Music at Winthrop University, and is an experienced evaluator for Real Visions as well as a professional violist. She lives with her husband, saxophonist and jazz writer Dr. David Franklin, in Rock Hill, SC, and Beech Mountain, NC.
To learn more, or to order the book, go to: http://www.realvisions.net/theartsbook.html
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Catherine O'Brian, Coordinator
Arts Education & Arts in Health Care Grants & Programs
NH State Council on the Arts
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Concord, NH 03301
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