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ERIC Number: ED349213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Nurturing Minds, Spirit, and a Love of the Arts and Sciences: Museums and Performing Arts Organizations as Educators: A Comparison.
Soren, Barbara J.
Schools, museums, and performing arts organizations each have roles to play in educating the public and enhancing awareness and understanding of the arts, science and culture. Moreover, these organizations have developed a symbiotic relationship, needing each other to help fulfill their mutual goals. School visits to museums used to enrich many aspects of the school curriculum are a primary source of revenue generation and program development for staff employed by museums. Students and teachers attend drama, music, and dance performances and artists are brought to classrooms to help students understand the creative process and promote appreciation for the value of artworks and artists. In this paper some fundamental differences among schools and cultural organizations are addressed, particularly in terms of ideologies and professional development of educators, and some commonalities in terms of intentions for educating the public are examined. By considering how schools and cultural organizations understand their roles as educators, educational researchers and cultural managers may find some innovative ways for thinking about how different institutions and organizations in society can collaborate and contribute to learning as a lifelong process. A list of 30 references is included. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 21, 1992).