ERIC Number: ED034759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Humanities: The Other Side of the River? The Proceedings of the 1967 Cranbrook Curriculum Conference on Humanities.
Starkey, Richard E., Ed.
These six speeches are concerned with the nature and scope of the humanities, especially with art, music, literature, and history. Speeches are by (1) Harold Taylor, who recommends the education of children in the arts by artists as one of the best ways to encourage the spirit of the humanities in the schools; (2) George Matthews, who discusses the "institutionalization" of the humanities in universities of this country and the meaning of the humanistic approach to the experience of man and society; (3) Frederic L. Rath, Jr., who interprets the educational role played by some museums in the understanding of the humanities; (4) Benjamin DeMott, who describes the teaching of literary art as it is related to human objects and human situations; (5) Harold Haydon, who proposes that the study of the humanities should extend beyond the scope of arts and letters to include culture in its widest sense; and (6) Katherine Bowers, who presents a humanities survey course focusing on the study of literature, music, and the visual arts. A selection from the open discussion at the conference and an annotated bibliography are appended. (JM)
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Education, Artists, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Enrichment, Fine Arts, History, Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Liberal Arts, Literature, Museums, Music, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
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Authoring Institution: Cranbrook School, Bloomfield Hills, MI.