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ERIC Number: EJ1046775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Art as Peace Building
Marshall, Laurie
Art Education, v67 n3 p37-43 May 2014
Art educators can "critique" senseless violence--mistreatment, exclusion, intimidation, bullying, violation, abuse, corruption, murder, and war--by unleashing the power of students' creativity. In this article, the author, sharing her philosophical context, discusses how art is preventative medicine with the power to transform the cycle of violence. She focuses on three realms: (1) Art healing the effects of violence on the individual; (2) Art unifying divisions within a school; and (3) Art for building peace in a greater community. The practice of art actually rewires the brain to move from "difference as danger" to "difference as richness." As our world increases in complexity, the arts have an increasingly vital role to play to set the stage where peace is possible and violence is prevented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; Virginia
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