Transforming Arts Teaching

The Role of Higher Education

Jane L. Polin and Barbara Rich, EdD

2008, 86 pages. The Dana Foundation, 745 Fifth Avenue, Suite 900, New York, NY, 10151, 212-223-4040,

This report examines innovations in arts-teacher training. Best practices at 24 higher-education institutions are featured, along with proceedings from the Dana Foundation's national symposium that examined ways in which colleges, universities, and conservatories can enhance arts learning. It features a prolegomenon by Dana Chairman William Safire and the keynote address given by Cornell President David Skorton, M.D. Highlights of the symposium are featured in an executive summary by Editor Jane L. Polin and through panel excerpts. The report also includes profiles of programs at two-dozen higher-education institutions, chosen by a select committee for their exemplary training of arts educators.