ERIC Number: ED425103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Arts Education as a Catalyst to Diverse Approaches to Multicultural Education.
Jacobo, Joe E.
This paper advocates music and other arts as offering a unique course to both the celebration of cultural diversity and the pursuit for those human, unifying factors that may keep society together. Sections of the paper include an introduction, a historical perspective on the value of the arts and humanity, and a conclusion related to how equity and access for all students can be gained through arts education. Examples are presented of how cutting arts programs from the curriculum as a money-saving strategy can lead to impoverishment of the human spirit. Similar examples are presented of how enhancing the arts curriculum has led to increases of a sense of community and academic achievement in students. (EH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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