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ERIC Number: EJ774685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
Lighting the Way: Contrasting Arguments for the Arts in Education
Ross, Janice
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v41 n2 p271-276 May 2007
This article explores the contrasting arguments for the place of the arts in education made by the two distinguished arts educators--the American Elliot Eisner and British dance and physical education theorist Graham McFee. Both scholars begin with the premise that the arts should be central to a liberal education and then diverge. McFee argues, from his success in seeing dance as part of the National Curriculum in the UK, that a conceptually precise and closely focused philosophical rationale is critical, whereas Eisner takes the opposite path--arguing for the inclusion of the arts because they embody the most profoundly central task of all education--the nuanced development of mind.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom