ERIC Number: ED026395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
The Humanities in the Schools: A Contemporary Symposium.
Taylor, Harold, Ed.
A symposium at the University of Kentucky in 1965 brought together 15 educators and six writers concerned with cultural values in an attempt to develop ideas for improving arts and humanities instruction in the public secondary schools. The papers presented in the symposium comprise this publication. In an introductory essay, Harold Taylor surveys the basic problems of arts and humanities instruction and summarizes part of the discussion that occurred during the conference. Harold Rosenberg takes up the relation of the teaching of art to the artist and his work. Stephen Spender emphasizes the necessity for using language with precision since "all human experience aspires to words." Stanley Kauffmann considers the special place of film in a technological society and outlines the appeal of film to young people concerned with culture. Robert Shaw develops the idea that an intense relationship with one of the performing arts is the best approach to the attitudes and enlightenments of the humanities. Edgar Z. Friedenberg reviews the social function of the school system and society's negative attitude toward creative art. Harold Taylor concludes with a summary of the main suggestions and recommendations made during the symposium. (LH)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Appreciation, Choral Music, Creative Art, Curriculum Enrichment, Film Study, Films, Fine Arts, Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Language, Liberal Arts, School Attitudes, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Social Attitudes, Social Values, Student Development, Theater Arts
Citation Press, Educators Service Division, Scholastic Magazines, Inc., Editorial Office, 50 West 44th Street, New York, N.Y. 10036 (Stock No. TX1318; $2.65 paperbound, $4.25 hardbound).
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