T.C. Thankchan M.A. (Pol.), M.A. (Socio.), M. Ed, M. Phil, Assistant Professor, St. Thomas College of Teacher Education, Pala. AIE students want to learn to analyze issues of access and quality in all kinds of schools and community settings and how to design and manage arts programs in these settings. The classes most likely to be considered under this approach would be history, science, math, and religion classes (Educational Philosophies in the Classroom, pg.1).
It will be much easier and cheaper to offer just one of the Arts subjects so we will not be winning The London Fashion Show National Award again….. if we are sensible. Arts education complements in-school learning and serves as an important tool for positive youth development.
Share your own experience (professional or personal) – as an example of why you believe standards-based arts education is a critical part of a well-rounded education. Education is the responsibility of the parents first and foremost, and if parents aren’t capable or willing to fight for their children’s education, then I guess America is doomed.
Governor Inslee proclaimed that May is Arts Education Month in Washington State – a time to celebrate arts education, and to bring increased public awareness to the importance of quality arts education for every student, in every school. Connoisseurship highlights how education can use the arts to see the world in complicated, nuanced ways and draw connections between seemingly disparate realities and experiences.
In addition to directing the Arts in Education Program, I am also a senior research associate at Project Zero (PZ), a research organization here at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The arts also help kids learn the value of doing a good job for its own sake, of taking pride in their work, and of setting goals for themselves and reaching those goals.