Professional Development in Art Education: A Study of Needs, Issues, and Concerns of Art Educators

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The teaching profession is in a constant state of change. Art educators need ongoing professional development in order to keep abreast of changes that affect learning outcomes of their students. Combinations of new technology, laws, teaching materials, instructional methods, and numerous other developments influence teaching in ways teachers must learn and understand. Over the past two decades calls for greater emphasis on the professional development of art educators have been made (Goodwin, 2001; Longley, 1999; National Art Education Association, 2004; National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, 1994; National Endowment for the Arts, 1988).

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