Davis, D. Jack
B.552 | Wednesday, 18 July 2007, 12:00 - 12:30, Room B2
Educating Arts Leaders: A Constructivist Approach
Including the development of leadership skills and abilities as a part of the preparation of every art educator is the focus of this presentation. Embracing a broad definition of leadership, the presentation will examine four areas that are essential to preparing strong arts leaders: (1) being a credible professional, (2) understanding the issues facing the arts and arts education and being prepared to discuss them from multiple perspectives, (3) understanding the broad spectrum of constituents with whom arts leaders must interact; and (4) developing specific arts leadership skills and abilities. The four areas will be examined and discussed in the context of a program in arts leadership that has been in place since 1995 and embraces a constructivist approach.
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