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ERIC Number: EJ705564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
Shelley and the Utility of the Arts
O'Brien, Tom
Arts Education Policy Review, v105 n6 p25 Jul-Aug 2004
In this essay, the author asks, "What can the romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley teach us about arts education today?" In Shelley's time, no one was yet worried about improving math, reading, or SAT scores. Nevertheless, there was an implication in the rise of the sciences that educators were even then beginning to confront: What, some asked, do the arts have to offer of comparable educational value? Using lines from Shelley's work, he concludes that the poet contends that the arts are supremely useful because they can perhaps heal the disconnect between technical and true human progress. (Contains 11 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Birmingham); United Kingdom (England)