The arts — dance, music, theatre, and visual arts — are included as core subjects within the Framework for 21st Century Learning as well as in Federal law. America’s leading professional organizations for educators in these disciplines, including MENC, are involved in a project with the Partnership, the 21st Century Skills Arts Map, to demonstrate how an education in the arts develops essential 21st century skills.
The entire arts education community is invited to review and provide comments on the draft of the 21st Century Skills Arts Map. All comments must be submitted through this survey:
The Review and Comment period ends December 11, 2009. For more information, visit 21st Century Skills Map for the Arts.
—Elizabeth Lasko, November 10, 2009. © MENC: The National Association for Music Education