Strong Arts, Strong Schools
The Promising Potential and Shortsighted Disregard of the Arts in American Schooling
By (author) Charles Fowler
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Strong Arts, Strong Schools by Charles Fowler
Book DescriptionCharles Fowler here argues that studying the arts is an important and valuable component of general education and of society and American culture. Directed toward a broad public audience with the intent of providing parents and other interested citizens with a thorough background about arts education, the author presents a number of different rationales to support the necessity of the arts in general education. Fowler confronts complicated matters of curriculum such as - who should study the arts? which arts and whose culture should be taught? - and discusses the varying philosophies amongst arts advocates and educators themselves.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195100891
(243mm x 162mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 23-Jan-1997
Country of Publication: United States
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In Strong Arts, Strong Schools, one of America's leading champions of arts in the schools, the late Charles Fowler, provides compelling evidence that the arts are a vital component of any child's education. Indeed, he shows that schools with strong arts programs are also stronger academically-that the arts enhance an academic education.
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Author Biography - Charles Fowler
The late Charles Fowler was a noted music educator and arts activist, and the author of numerous books and articles, including Can We Rescue the Arts for America's Children? and Music! Its Role and Importance in Our Lives. He served as editor of Music Educators Journal from 1965 through 1971 and as education editor of Musical America magazine from 1974 through 1989.
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