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ERIC Number: EJ793162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
The Arts and the Cult of Performance
Allen, Garth
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v5 n3 p291-304 2006
This article is a response to recent revealing political attempts to set a political and social function for the Arts through the establishment of performance criteria. A long-standing feature of the historical development of government policy in the UK has been attempts to judge the effectiveness and efficiency of public activity (health, education, social welfare and so on) by invidious comparison to effectiveness and efficiency in so-called "private" industry. This tendency requires continuous critical scrutiny.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States