ERIC Number: ED388598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Issues '95 Art: A Cultural Connection - Conference '94 Keynote and Super Session Addresses.
Lasher, Rick, Ed.; Raichle, Elaine, Ed.
In his keynote address, "Art the Effective Language", Ernest L. Boyer argues that education in the arts is crucial for five essential reasons: (1) The arts express what words cannot convey; (2) The arts are essential for stirring creativity and extending the student's way of knowing; (3) The arts integrate learning and create connections across disciplines; (4) The arts empower the alienated and disabled; and (5) The arts create community and build connections across the generations. Michael Anania, in "Theater Scenic Design", describes his experiences creating environments that visually support the vision of the playwright or composer. In "Art History and Inquiry--Making it Work in the Classroom," Mary Erickson recommends that cross-cultural themes should be integrated with other art disciplines, and that art historical inquiry be used to help guide students to their own paths of understanding. The document concludes with "A Discussion of the Conference Logo Symbolism" (Gayle Jones Reed). (MM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art History, Elementary Secondary Education, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Symbolism, Theater Arts, Visual Arts
Art Educators of New Jersey, 171 Cherry Lane, River Edge, NJ 07661.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Art Educators of New Jersey, River Edge.