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Strong Arts, Strong Schools: The Promising Potential and Shortsighted Disregard of the Arts in American Schooling

Charles Fowler


This book presents a case for teaching the arts to all children. It argues that, far from a luxury, the arts are a vitally important part of our society and our schools. Highlighting the crucial effect of the arts on learning, this volume shows how the arts can enliven and extend the entire school curriculum by integrating different subjects in innovative interdisciplinary ways. These eighteen chapters are a clarion call to action for any teacher, parent, policy maker, or citizen concerned about the fate of the arts in American society and schools.

Keywords: teaching, arts, children, American society, schools, learning, curriculum, subjects, parent, policy maker

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195148336
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148336.001.0001


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Charles Fowler, author

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