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EDUCATION: Materials of Interest to Secondary
Visual and Performing Arts Teachers

Periodials of Special Interest

Search the ERIC (EBSCO) database for education-related abstracts of articles in these and other periodicals:

Print periodicals are shelved alphabetically by title on Floor 3 South. Periodicals that are also available via the Web or available full text in one of the CSUS Library databases are indicated.

American Music Teacher  avail in Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Arts & Activities  avail in Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Art Education
Arts Education Policy Review  avail in Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
Journal of Research in Music Education
Music Educators Journal
Research in Drama Education  avail in Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
School Arts
Studies in Art Education
Teaching Music  avail in Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Update: the Application of Research In Music Education
   avail in Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Jazz Education Journal (ceased)

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Professional Associations
California Alliance for Arts Education
California Art Education Association
California Association for Music Education
The California Arts Project
California Band Directors Association
Music Teachers National Association
National Art Education Association
National Association for Music Education
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Professional Standards and California State Frameworks
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Background Information
  • Art Education in a Climate of Reform: the Need for Measurable Goals in Art Instruction
    N353 O77 2008
  • Creating Curriculum in Art   N353 D86 1995
  • Incorporating Assessment and the National Standards for Music Education into Everyday
       MT3 U5 N48 2001
  • Making Connections: Multicultural Music and the National Standards  
    Curric Guide Music 0035
  • Performance Standards for Music: Strategies and Benchmarks for Assessing Progress toward the National Standards
    Curric Guide 9998
  • Spotlight on General Music: Teaching Toward the Standards   MT3 U5 S633 2007
  • Visual Arts Education: Setting an Agenda for Improving Student Learning((NAEA)
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Personal Favorites
  • Adaptations of the National Visual Arts Standards: National, State and District
       N85 N28 A5 1995
  • Art Works!: Interdisciplinary Learning Powered by the Arts  LB1628.5 A78 1999
  • Jazz For Young People Curriculum   Nonprint 780 J42ja 2002
  • Learning to Look and Create: the Spectra Program K-8   Curriculum nonprint 700 Se9ea 1987
    This series of 8 guides has activities and linked slides covering semester-long art courses
  • Library slide collection Floor 1 South Library Media Center
    The Library slide collection contains thousands of individual slides on art related topics that can be borrowed for classroom use. An index to the collection is linked from EUREKA, the Library's catalog.
  • Performance-Based Curriculum for Music and the Visual Arts: From Knowing
    to Showing
       LB1591 B84 1999
  • Teaching Classroom Drama and Theatre: Practical Projects for Secondary Schools
    PN2075 L48 2005
Additional lesson plans and teaching strategies can be found by looking on EUREKA ( using Advanced Search, and then set Location to curriculum guides, curriculum nonprint,or curriculum textbooks.

It is also possible to browse the curriculum shelves on Floor 2 South. Many useful "method books" are in the Library’s regular collections in the following call number areas:
Art – study and teaching
Music – instruction and study
Theater – study and teaching
N 350 - N 363, NX 280 - NX 310
MT 1 - MT 10, MT 170
PN 3157 - PN 3178
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Using Literature in Teaching the Arts
  • The Arts as Meaning Makers: Integrating Literature and the Arts Throughout the Curriculum LB 1591 C67 1999
  • Literature for the Visual and Performing Arts: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (1996) Curric Guides Art 0062
  • Recommended Literature (K-12)
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Internet Starting Places
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A Sacramento State Library Research Guide compiled by Roz Van Auker, Education Reference Librarian; Roz Van
rva/dr Last updated 6/09