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The Routledge International Handbook of the Arts and Education

Edited by: Mike Fleming , Liora Bresler , John O'Toole

Print publication date:  November  2014
Online publication date:  November  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415839211
eBook ISBN: 9781315742717
Adobe ISBN: 9781317586951

10.4324/9781315742717
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Book description

This International Handbook brings together leading writers on Arts in Education to provide a much-needed, authoritative guide to the main debates in the field and an informed account of contemporary developments in policy and practice.

Providing a detailed overview of key concepts and practical challenges, the book combines theoretical insight with specific examples of innovative projects drawing on theoretical, historical and empirical research perspectives to inform understanding. The range of content highlights the breadth of the field, addressing such issues as the importance of community arts and partnership as well as school education, and providing insight into developments in multiple and connecting arts as well as traditional art forms. Topics such as assessment, creativity, cultural diversity, special needs, the arts in early childhood, adult education, arts based research, are all addressed by recognised authorities in each area. The collection of chapters also serves to define the field of arts education, recognising its diversity but highlighting the common elements that provide its identity.

The collection addresses generic issues common to all the arts while acknowledging differences and recognising the dangers of over-generalisation. It also includes specific chapters on each of the art forms (visual art, dance, drama, literature, music, media arts) providing a cutting-edge analysis of key contemporary issues in each subject.

Bringing together specially commissioned pieces by a range of international authors, this Handbook will make an important contribution to the field of Arts Education.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  A place for beauty in arts education Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Bildung Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Hunting high and low Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Hume's 'Of the Standard of Taste' and education and the arts Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Creativity in the arts and arts education Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Embodied arts experience Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Visual metaphors Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Whose arts education? Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The role of the arts in society Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The absent recognition of heteronomous arts education Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The ordeal of consciousness and the arts of freedom Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Visual art in the curriculum Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Metaphors, musicianship and innovation in the music curriculum Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Threshold concepts, academic identity and arts curricula design Download PDF
Chapter  16:  When advocacy meets opportunity . . what's the reality? Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Literature and the curriculum Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The paradox of poetry education Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The work of Media Arts in the age of digital production Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Signs, meaning and embodiment Download PDF
Chapter  21:  'Aesthetic learning for all' Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Arts education and therapy Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Assessing diverse creativities in music Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Arts integration Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Community-based arts and education in partnership Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Arts in the community as a place-making event Download PDF
Chapter  27:  A fragile dance Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The arts Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Challenges in researching arts and education Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The radical in arts education research Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Art, scholarship and research Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Rethinking industry partnerships Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Arts education as a bridge to intercultural understanding Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The arts as purpose of living Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Making it happen Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Creativity and the work of art and science Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Art makes children powerful Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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