In many school districts across the country, the arts are no longer confined to a room in the far wing where students draw, paint, and, if they are lucky, make some pottery or jewelry. Instead, art is front and center in every subject taught in the classroom thanks to the teachings and research of Dwaine W. Greer, director of the Getty Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts. Known as Discipline Based Art Education (DBAE), this concept is being developed and implemented in schools all across the nation. DBAE treats art as an actual subject for study, rather than as a recreational activity.

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Ashley Byrd Kittrell is a senior at Columbus State University majoring in art education. She plans to pursue a career as a middle or high school art teacher. Upon the completion of her bachelors degree, Ashley plans to acquire her masters in art education at Columbus State University.

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