Critical Articulations of Hope from the Margins of Arts Education presents perspectives on arts education from marginalized contexts and communities around the world. The contributors of this collection are educators, researchers, and artists who have devoted their research and practice to exploring how to utilize arts education to work toward justice, equity, sustainability, and hope when communities or groups of people are faced with most challenging and arduous situations.

This book depicts hardships and struggles, including forced migration; institutionalized discrimination; economic, ecological and cultural oppression; hatred; prejudice and violence. However, it also celebrates the strength of individuals and communities who strive to make a difference and work towards fair and just cultures and communities. The book proposes that participation in the arts is a basic human right and that diverse cultures and the arts are an integral aspect of healthy lives and societies. Building on long traditions of arts education for social justice, critical pedagogy, and the pedagogy of hope, it facilitates international dialogue and explores how the theory and practice for arts education can be furthered by including insights emerging from practices evolving as sensitive to marginal conditions.

Critical Articulations of Hope from the Margins of Arts Education will be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students of the arts, arts education, and education. It will also appeal to arts educators, community artists, sociologists, cultural workers and teacher training faculty and in service-learning and other pedagogy-related courses.

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chapter Chapter 1|17 pages

Dialogical musical spaces

Raising youth critical consciousness in equalizing intergroup settings

chapter Chapter 3|14 pages

Sustaining dance education in exile

Contemporary perspectives of dance teaching and learning inside and outside of Syria

chapter Chapter 4|13 pages

The embodiment of hope

A dialogue on dance and displaced children

chapter Chapter 5|13 pages

Shifting tides

Re-searching values for critical Pacific dance pedagogy

chapter Chapter 6|12 pages

Accessibility, mutual learning, and new pedadogical approaches

Developing a professional theatre school in Mato Grosso, Brazil

chapter Chapter 7|13 pages

Teacher preparation during an epidemic of mass incarceration

The challenge and hope of arts and education

chapter Chapter 10|12 pages

CASA San Miguel

Art as the practice of hope in a local community