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ERIC Number: ED291629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Arts Education in a Multicultural Society. The CDLC's Project No. 7, "The Education and Cultural Development of Migrants." Proceedings of the International Conference on Intercultural Curriculum (4th, Bergen, Netherlands, February 23-27, 1987).
Ligtvoet, Johan
This booklet details the proceedings of an international conference focusing on education in the arts in a multicultural world. An international perspective can be gained by encouraging the teaching of literature, music, arts, and drama in an culturally-unbound way, by establishing a progressive means of interpreting other cultures and other arts, and by escaping the teaching of the dominant culture. A variety of innovative techniques are recommended, such as the teaching of minority art history, establishing a system of minority artists in the schools, and developing an intercultural program in drama, music, and the applied arts. Arts arise from different philosophical, spiritual, and social backgrounds. A person can use this diversity to eliminate separateness by providing direct experiences which are not based solely on common elements. Proposals from the conference included: (1) organizing an information data bank and (2) stimulating positive discrimination in teacher recruitment. Among the major concerns were the upgrading of teacher training, the design of graduate courses, organizing follow-up conferences, and the provision of interculturalism within curricula. (NL)
Council of Europe, Council for Cultural Co-operation, School Education Division, Strasbourg, France.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).