Culture-Based Arts Integration: A New Space for Access, Equity, and Excellence in K-8 Education (CBAI)


Partners with local American Indian artists to infuse culturally responsive American Indian visual and performing arts activities into K-8 (5-14 age range) arts education, and integrates American Indian arts activities into language arts, math, and science education. The project ensures that this American Indian arts-based curriculum is aligned with state and national benchmarks and content standards in visual and performing arts, language arts, math, and science; researches the effectiveness of the American Indian culture-based arts integration model in improving student academic performance in language arts, math, and science; and disseminates program results and outcomes for national and statewide replication.

This project was archived on 2018-11-12T00:00:00-06:00

Eileen A Klemm
James W Bequette
Subcontract from
Cloquet Public Schools [MN]
Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education
Cloquet Public Schools [MN]
Art Education Program, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
St. Louis County Schools
Carlton Public School


Eileen A Klemm :: Check & Connect Program Manager

Partner staff

James W Bequette :: Assistant Professor


  • Community life
    • Recreation and leisure
    • Culture and diversity
      • American Indians
        • Cultural competence
        • Education practices (K12 and transition)
          • Academic standards
            • Arts integration
              • Family engagement
                • Instructional strategies
                  • Paraprofessional and teacher development
                  • Educational accountability and assessment
                    • Evaluation of education programs
                    • Specific life stage
                      • Adolescents and young adults
                        • Children


                        • Dissemination
                          • Research
                            • Technical assistance