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ERIC Number: EJ964248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Re-Investing in Arts Education: Winning America's Future through Creative Schools
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v77 n4 p29-35 Dec 2011
In his 2008 Arts Policy Campaign platform, President Obama argued for reinvesting in arts education and reinvigorating the American hallmarks of creativity and innovation. The President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH) conducted an in-depth review of the current challenges and opportunities facing arts education. It sought out educational leaders, visited schools, surveyed recent research, and talked to stakeholders working in this area. The value of arts education is often phrased in enrichment terms, but as PCAH saw, it is also an effective tool in school-wide reform and fixing some of the biggest educational challenges. It is not a flower, but a wrench. The potential of arts education lies in a seamless marriage of arts education strategies with overall educational goals, a vibrant collaboration between arts specialists, classroom teachers, and teaching artists to create collaborative, creative environments that allow each child to reach his or her potential, using all the tools at one's disposal to reach and engage them in learning. Recommendations to facilitate that vision are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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