Music Term: National art education association
National art education association
Definition and background:
A non-profit educational organization, whose members include nearly 15,000 art educators from every level of instruction: early childhood, elementary, intermediate, secondary, college and university, administration, museum education, lifelong learning . . . also publishers, manufacturers and suppliers of art materials, parents, students, retired teachers, arts councils, schools . . . anyone and everyone concerned about quality art education in our schools. Its mission is to promote art education through professional development, service, advancement of knowledge, and leadership. The NAEA was founded in 1947 with the merger of the Western, Pacific, Southeastern, and Eastern Region Art Associations, plus the art department of the National Education Association (NEA), and now has branches in fifty states plus the District of Columbia, U.S. Possessions, most Canadian Provinces, U.S. military bases around the world, and twenty-five foreign countries. 1916 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1590. Telephone 703.860.8000. Also see the NAEA's Electronic Media Special Interest Group (EMIG) site on the Web. Also see United States Society for Education Through Art (USSEA).
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