Why Our Schools Need the Arts

ISBN-10: 080774834X
ISBN-13: 9780807748343
Edition: 2008
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Description: This inspiring book leads the way to a new kind of advocacy-one that stops justifying the arts as useful to learning other subjects, and argues instead for the powerful lessons that the arts, like no other subject, teach our kids. Jessica Hoffmann  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 10/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

This inspiring book leads the way to a new kind of advocacy-one that stops justifying the arts as useful to learning other subjects, and argues instead for the powerful lessons that the arts, like no other subject, teach our kids. Jessica Hoffmann Davis, a leading voice in the field of arts education, offers a set of principles and tools that will be invaluable to advocates already working hard to make the case and secure a strong place for the arts in education. She also reaches out to those who care deeply about education but have yet to consider what the arts uniquely provide. This book is for anyone willing to brave a new terrain in which the arts are finally embraced without apology!

Consulting Description Consulting Description: Leadership nbsp; An innovative thinker who is sought-after by institutions, publishers, and international think-tanks, Michael Fullan is special advisor on education to Dalton McGuinty, the premier of Ontario. He formerly served as dean and professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.nbsp;He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and from Nipissing University in Canada.nbsp;Fullan served as dean of the faculty of education at the University of Toronto from 1988 to 2003, leading two major organizational transformations, including a merger of two large schools of education. He is currently working as adviser and consultant on several major education reform initiatives around the world.nbsp;He bases his work on research and practice on both the public and private sectors, finding an increasing convergence in this literature. He has written several bestsellers on leadership and change that have been translated into several languages. Four of his books have won book of the year awards, and his publications have been translated into several languages. Now, Michael Fullan is offering his experience to you in an eStudy opportunity! Visit http://www.corwin.com/learning/estudy/fullan.html for more information.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Lay of the Land
Prelude: What's the Difference Between Science and Art?
Examples of the Arts in Education
Responding to Objections to the Arts in Education: Lessons from Out of School
The Case for the Arts in Education
Prelude: Why Must We Justify the Arts in Terms of Non-Arts Learning?
Introducing Unique Features of the Arts and What Students Learn
Advocating for the Arts in Education
Prelude: Might Failure Work as a Platform for Arts in Education Advocacy?
What Counts as Advocacy
Practical Challenges
Advocacy Don'ts and Do's
With an Eye to the Future
Prelude: On Painting with a Young Child
In Sum
Recommended Resources: Arts in Education Advocacy Organizations
A Glossary of Arts Education Terms
Notes
Index
About the Author

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