Those who are interested in drama and theatre arts can enroll in degree and training programs that blend classroom activities with hands-on performances and productions. Please vote for school board candidates who can see the bigger picture, who support improving existing schools, who are not afraid to take a stand and restore arts teachers across the district instead of building new experimental high schools at the whims of local corporations.
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I’m not sure whether such flexibility currently exists in Malaysian schools (I suspect that there is some flexibility) but it should be extended such that over time, the negative stigma associated with the Arts stream and Arts related subjects can be decreased.
In light of Elliot Eisner’s contributions, the reconceptualizations most helpful are those that address the promise of art and aesthetic curriculum studies after the end of a belief in uncontaminated, non-complicit humanism and the corresponding lessening of confidence and enthusiasm for aesthetic projects: an art education post-truth and beauty.
In California, for example, participation in music courses dropped 46 percent from 1999-2000 through 2000-04, while total school enrollment grew nearly 6 percent, according to a study by the Music for All Foundation The number of music teachers, meanwhile, declined 26.7 percent.