The 50th Anniversary of the textbook Children and Their Art by Charles Gaitskill, Al Hurwitz and Mickey Day (in later editions) was celebrated. This makes Children and Their Art the art education text with the greatest longevity. It was the most read and least quoted text in the field as opposed to John Dewey who was the most quoted least read figure in art education.
Phyllis Gold Gluck wrote the only study of the Educational Alliance, the major art school for immigrants and their children in Remembering Others: Making Invisible Histories of Art Education Visible (Bolin, Blank and Congdon.)
The Creativity Movement celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning. Editor Ted Fisk. Published by the arts educational partnership and the presidents committee on the arts and humanties. Contains research based studies examining the issue of transfer from arts based academic disciplines. Reports by: James Caterall, Shirley Bryce Heath, Judith M. Burton, Robert Horowitz, and Hal Abeles, Steve Seidel, and Benny Wolf.
Secondary art teachers could become National Board Certified. By 1999 there were nearly one hundred NBC art teachers in states across the country. National Board Certification was available for elementary as well as secondary art teachers in 2000.
In the largest art education reform initiative to date, six art education institutes established since 1988 in Florida, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas by the Getty Center for Education in the Arts supported discipline-based art programs in more than two hundred school districts in fifteen states, reaching close to a million students in kindergarten through twelfth grades. The institutes were based on findings from the Los Angeles Getty Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts (1982-1989), which served 1,300 teachers in twenty-one school districts in the Los Angeles area.
Adventures in Art -- Teacher's Edition. Laura Chapman. Worcester, MA: Davis Publications, Inc., (a set of six wire spiral, soft-bound, grade-specific methods books to be used with Adventures in Art student books). Teachers College, Columbia University holds a symposium on “The Arts in School Reform” with papers by Rika Burnham, Judith M. Burton, Marjorie B. Franklin, John Gilmour, Maxine Greene and Philip Jacksons. Papers published in the Teachers College Record Volume 95, Number 4, Summer 1994.
National voluntary standards in the arts were developed by the three arts education associations the American Alliance for Theatre & Education, Music Educators National Conference, and the National Art Education Association> in conjunction with a movement for standards in all areas of the school curriculum.
Clare Golomb in The Child's Creation of a Pictorial World provided extensive parallels between development of imagery in sculpture as well as drawing.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) was formed in order to offer recognition for exemplary or accomplished secondary teachers, art included, Elementary certification follows later. Brent Wilson, Al Hurwitz and Ray Campeau were among the planners of the program.