Did the STEAM Movement Result in Education and Workforce Change in 2014? Is a Policy Window Opened Now?

by Ann M. Galligan   My original article for CultureWork (2014) sought to offer a public policy perspective on STEAM1 why and how it occurred and its significance for the U.S. workforce. Using John Kingdon’s framework (1995) referring to a “policy window” (where policy issues move onto the government agenda and towards decision and action), the […]

Reflections on “Reviving Arts Education Through Collaboration”

by Mary Ann Stankiewicz Since my CultureWork broadside appeared, Sarasota’s Community/Schools Partnership (C/SPA) has gained strength, reinforcing my belief in the value of community/school collaboration. According to Nancy Roucher of the Arts Education Task Force for the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota, long-range planning is balanced with two or three specific yearly goals (personal […]

Outcome-based Evaluation: Revisiting and Rethinking OBE Applications Across Disciplines

By Robert Voelker-Morris In 2004, as part of my work on the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) granted project for the University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History, I took part in the IMLS’s required Outcome-based Evaluation training.   This training was the focus of my June 2004 piece in CultureWork. Since […]

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