International Journal of Art & Design Education

The Readiness of Primary Schools to Teach the National Curriculum in Art and Design

Volume 13.1   1994



This paper summarises the findings of the research and development project, Supporting Primary Art which was established at the Centre for the Study of the Arts in Primary Education at the Rolle Faculty of Education of the University of Plymouth in October 1992 with support and funding from the Calouste Gulbenkian and Paul Hamlyn Foundations. It is the intention of the project to investigate the response of teachers in primary schools to the introduction of the national curriculum in art and, on the basis of the understandings gained, to develop and evaluate appropriate forms of in-service training and support materials to address those difficulties and concerns identified by teachers in meeting the overall requirements of the statutory Orders for art.