Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Great Regulars: Do we say that the arts is an industry

and part of the job of education is to train people so they can enter any industry, including the arts? Or should our claim be that old cry of the aesthetes--art for art's sake?

My own view is that the arts are neither superior nor inferior to anything else that goes on in schools. It's just as possible to make arts-focused lessons as weak, oppressive and dull as other subjects. It's just as possible to make those other lessons as enlightening, inventive and exciting as arts work.

from Michael Rosen: The Guardian: School rules: the ten elements of successful arts education


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