ERIC Number: ED291629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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).
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)
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Education, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Culture, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Fine Arts, International Education, Multicultural Education, Music, Program Improvement, Theater Arts, Visual Arts
Council of Europe, Council for Cultural Co-operation, School Education Division, Strasbourg, France.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).