Why Our Schools Need the Arts

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Teachers College Press, 2008 - Art - 150 pages
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This inspiring book leads the way to a new kind of advocacyone that stops justifying the arts as useful to learning other subjects, and argues instead for the powerful lessons that the arts, like no other subject, teach our kids. Jessica Hoffmann Davis, a leading voice in the field of arts education, offers a set of principles and tools that will be invaluable to advocates already working hard to make the case and secure a strong place for the arts in education. She also reaches out to those who care deeply about education but have yet to consider what the arts uniquely provide. This book is for anyone willing to brave a new terrain in which the arts are finally embraced without apology!

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Contents

The Case for the Arts in Education
43
Advocating for the Arts in Education
79
With an Eye to the Future
105
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Jessica Hoffmann Davis, cognitive developmental psychologist and founder, Arts in Education Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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