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ERIC Number: ED522821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May-6
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Re-Investing in Arts Education: Winning America's Future through Creative Schools. Summary and Recommendations
President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
The United States has a long proud history of innovation and creativity. This is one of its greatest assets and what will give its workforce an edge in an increasingly competitive global economy. But to do this, individuals need to prepare the next generation of inventors, designers and creators. Arts education is a solution to many of these problems that has been hiding in plain sight. This is largely because it remains siloed, from the macro to the micro level. At the policy level, arts education advocacy is seen as something different and separate from the larger conversation of educational reform. And in schools, arts specialists classes are too often marginalized as something that gives the classroom teachers a planning period, while teaching artists are asked to parachute in and out in two or three week residencies, without ever being able to build relationships and integrate into the school community. But in fact, the potential of arts education lies in exactly the opposite--a seamless marriage of arts education strategies with overall educational goals, a vibrant collaboration between arts specialists, classroom teachers and teaching artists to create collaborative, creative environments that allow each child to reach his or her potential, using all the tools at individuals' disposal to reach and engage them in learning. This report makes several recommendations to facilitate that vision. [For the full report, "Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America's Future through Creative Schools," see ED522818.]
President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 526, Washington, DC 20506. Tel: 202-682-5409; Fax: 202-682-5668; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Maryland; New York; North Carolina; Oklahoma