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ERIC Number: ED539463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Arts and Cultural Education at School in Europe. Hungary 2007/08
Bodoczky, Istvan
This paper focuses on Hungary's arts and cultural education. The cultural area "arts" has the following sub-areas: music, dance and drama, visual culture, film and media. In accordance with the contemporary approach to art, these are all independent branches of art. Although they have a number of common features, they are very different in terms of their evolution, methods of expression and role in a given age. Their role in education, however, produces a synergic effect, as all of them are aimed to provide experiences and information about the arts as complex forms of creation, cognition and communication, which make a significant contribution to the development of a range of skills and a well-balanced personality. Teaching arts makes an irreplaceable contribution to establishing pupils' awareness of their national and European identity, familiarity with the traditional and contemporary values of culture and strengthening the feeling of belonging through the provision of a common set of experiences. Through presenting the artistic heritage and the contemporary arts emerging from that, art education helps young people to better understand the contemporary culture of their times and to recognise and value the merits of contemporary works. This paper contains the following sections: (1) Responsibility and purpose; (2) Organisation and aims of arts education; (3) Special provision with a focus on art education; (4) Assessment of pupils' progress and monitoring of standards in the arts; (5) Teacher education in the arts; (6) Initiatives; (7) Ongoing reforms and proposals; and (8) Existing national surveys and reports on practices. (Contains 8 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eurydice
Identifiers - Location: Hungary