The arts in education are currently the subject of considerable controversy. Some people argue that fostering creativity in schools is important; that the arts can provide a substantial contribution to the development of the capacity for creative thought and action; and that therefore the arts should be well represented at all levels of the school curriculum. Some argue that the education system, in fact, leaves pupils incomplete, stultified and uncreative. Others argue that it is the processes of teaching and learning in the arts which are at fault because they are too passive. This book surveys the different sides of the debate and goes on to report on original research which examines just how the arts are taught in schools. It thereby makes a considerable contribution to the debate which has hitherto been incomplete due to a lack of evidence.

chapter |14 pages


The Arts in Education and Curriculum Research
ByLes Tickle

chapter 1|19 pages

The Arts and Young Children

ByClem Adelman

chapter 2|23 pages

The Oracle and the Muses

Aesthetic Activity in Six Schools
BySara Delamont, Maurice Galton

chapter 3|23 pages

Black Spiders

Art Teaching in Primary and Middle Schools
ByLes Tickle

chapter 4|41 pages

MS Floral Mends her Ways

A Case Study of the Micro-Politics of Creative Drama
ByJohn Beynon

chapter 5|20 pages

Diversions and Creations

Teaching Poetry and Drama in a Secondary School
BySheila M. Robinson

chapter 6|25 pages

A Kind of Oasis

Art Rooms and Art Teachers in Secondary Schools
ByPatricia J. Sikes

chapter 7|22 pages

Theatre, Memory and Learning

The Long-Term Impact of Theatre in Education
ByLynne Suffolk

chapter 8|16 pages

Picas and Points

Initial Encounters with Typography
ByDerek Mace

chapter 9|26 pages

Evaluation and the Arts - The Music Case

BySaville Kushner

chapter 10|28 pages

Art for Pupils' Sake

Deprogramming Student Teachers
ByJack Sanger, Les Tickle

chapter 11|34 pages

Mrs Kaye's Drawing Class

Some Thoughts on Curriculum, Teaching and Learning as Theoretical Issues (1)
ByLouis M. Smith