Strong Arts, Strong Schools: The Promising Potential and Shortsighted Disregard of the Arts in American Schooling / Edition 1

Strong Arts, Strong Schools: The Promising Potential and Shortsighted Disregard of the Arts in American Schooling / Edition 1

by Charles Fowler
ISBN-10:
0195148339
ISBN-13:
9780195148336
Pub. Date:
11/28/2001
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
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Strong Arts, Strong Schools: The Promising Potential and Shortsighted Disregard of the Arts in American Schooling / Edition 1

In this elegantly written, passionately argued book, Fowler presents a convincing case for teaching the arts to all children. He argues that, far from a luxury, the arts are a vitally important part of our society and our schools. Highlighting the crucial effect of the arts on learning, this volume shows how the arts can enliven and extend the entire school curriculum by integrating different subjects in innovative interdisciplinary ways. These eighteen compelling essays are a clarion call to action for any teacher, parent, policy maker, or citizen concerned about the fate of the arts in American society and schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195148336
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/28/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Part 1Conditions3
1One Nation, Undercultured and Underqualified7
2The Arts and Economics: Opportunities Missed, Misunderstood, and Minimalized15
3Society and the Schools: A Dynamic Relationship25
Part 2Justification35
4Recognizing the Arts as Forms of Intelligence39
5Strong Arts, Strong Schools46
6Cheating Our Children: Why Every Child Needs the Arts57
7Improving General Education Through the Arts67
8Developing New Audiences74
Part 3Curriculum83
9All Arts, All Students85
10The Arts as Academic, Basic, and Comprehensive99
11Whose Culture Should Be Taught?112
12The Shameful Neglect of Creativity119
13Cultivating the Arts in High School128
14The Correlation with Academic Achievement138
Part 4Reform149
15Redefining the Mission: Value-Centered Arts Education153
16The Arts as Catalysts for Educational Reform161
17Overhauling Teacher Education: Can It Be Done?169
18An Agenda: What Should We Expect?179
19Prospects: How Do We Get There?193
Notes205
Index217

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