The Progress of the Visual Arts in North Carolina's Public Education since 1946

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Sara Louise Markley (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Dr. Ann Horton-Lopez

Abstract: This historical narrative reviews the progress of the visual arts in North Carolina's public education system since 1946. It follows those movements and policies of the state's public education system that have influenced the patterns of instruction in the visual arts. From private art academies of 1813 to Curriculum Bulletin Number 2 of the Raleigh Public Schools in 1928, the introduction recounts North Carolina's distant educational past, explaining the lagging state of the educational system in the eighteenth century and attempts to modernize education in the early nineteenth century. Archival research has provided specific historical insight into North Carolina's visual arts education since 1946. A sound post-war economy increased educational spending nationwide, but the significant impetus for the visual arts, and more broadly the cultural arts, came from the greatly increased spending of the federal government in the early 1960's. This study follows the development of the visual arts education in North Carolina from 1946 until the present time.

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School of Graduate Studies
Language: English
Date: 2002
Visual Arts, North Carolina, Public Education Systems, Raleigh Public Schools, Educational Policies,

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