D.B.A.E. (Discipline-Based Art Education)
The DBAE Handbook: An Overview of Discipline-Based Art Education (Getty Trust Publications : Getty Center for Education in the Arts)
The purpose of Discipline-based Arts Education (DBAE) was to reform education so a more comprehensive arts-integrated curriculum is taught to all students. DBAE includes four disciplines: arts production, arts history and culture, criticism, and aesthetics.
While this model no longer has one centralized entity directly facilitating a professional development approach, its research base and influence on policy and the education system can be seen in the education standards for music, art, dance, and theatre (National Standards for Arts Education), which philosophically serve as the basis for numerous state standards, and as a result, arts education professional development around the country. The Comprehensive Arts Education approach evolved from this model.
Source: Excerpt from Amazon Books
The DBAE Handbook was written to help art specialists and supervisors, classroom teachers, teacher educators, museum educators, and school administrators better understand and implement discipline-based art education. This comprehensive approach to teaching and learning about art for elementary, middle, and secondary school students draws upon content in four disciplines (art history, criticism, aesthetics, and production) as a basis for creating, understanding, and appreciating works of art.