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Why our schools need the arts

Author: Jessica Hoffmann Davis
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, ©2008.
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This inspiring book leads the way to a new kind of advocacy-one 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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davis, Jessica Hoffmann, 1943-
Why our schools need the arts.
New York : Teachers College Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608189568
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Hoffmann Davis
ISBN: 9780807748343 080774834X
OCLC Number: 159921877
Notes: Plymouth State University notes:
The lay of the land. Prelude : what's the difference between science and art? ; Examples of the arts in education ; Responding to objections to the arts in education : lessons from out of school -- The case for the arts in education. Prelude : why must we justify the arts in terms of non-arts learning? ; Introducing unique features of the arts and what students learn -- Advocating for the arts in education. Prelude : might failure work as a platform for arts in education advocacy? ; What counts as advocacy ; Practical challenges ; Advocacy don'ts and do's -- With an eye to the future. Prelude : on painting with a young child ; In sum
Description: ix, 150 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The lay of the land. Prelude : what's the difference between science and art? ; Examples of the arts in education ; Responding to objections to the arts in education : lessons from out of school --
The case for the arts in education. Prelude : why must we justify the arts in terms of non-arts learning? ; Introducing unique features of the arts and what students learn --
Advocating for the arts in education. Prelude : might failure work as a platform for arts in education advocacy? ; What counts as advocacy ; Practical challenges ; Advocacy don'ts and do's --
With an eye to the future. Prelude : on painting with a young child ; In sum --
Reconmmended resources : arts in education advocacy organizations.
Responsibility: Jessica Hoffmann Davis.
Local System Bib Number:
.b13636947

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Presents the way to a different kind of advocacy: one that stops justifying the arts as useful to learning other subjects, and argues instead for the powerful lessons that the arts, like no other  Read more...
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