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The Importance of Art

We’re overwhelmed.

No other generation of humanity has ever had to deal with such a huge influx of information as we see today. Even the races to and from the city of Marathon, the roads of the Roman Empire, the letter carriers and systems through the ages, the Pony Express and the Panama Canal combined pale in comparison to this phenomenon that we are living in today. 432 more words

Learners in Context Reflection 2

We have reached the half-way point to our course Learners in Context and already covered a significant amount of material regarding biological and cognitive development. Between our two texts, including… 582 more words

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Arts Education Needs Protected!

This article comes from Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers blog called Leadership 360.  Clara Lieu does a wonderful job explaining the significance of including Arts in your curriculum and I think makes the case a slam dunk as to why Arts Education should be protected! 241 more words

Inspiration

the United States of America

In Short:

  • Budget cuts have been affecting arts education in the United States for the last 20-30 years.
  • Arts education is more easil accessible to those who can afford to send their children to better schools or who can pay for extra-curricular programmes.
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The United Kingdom

In Short:

  • Recent austerity has resulted in massive cuts in arts education funding in the U.K.
  • A heavy focus on academia of arts subjects, rather than practice based learning.
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Finland

In Short:

  • Contrary to popular opinion, Finland is also suffering from cuts in the arts programmes in schools.
  • Government subsidizes arts courses after school and music, visual arts, and crafts education is compulsory up to age 16.
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