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The muses go to school : inspiring stories about the importance of arts in education / edited by Herbert Kohl and Tom Oppenheim.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781595585394
  • ISBN: 1595585397
  • Description: xxvii, 200 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : New Press : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, 2012.

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0 current holds with 11 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gordon College Stack Level 4 NX 280 .M87 2012 (Text to phone) Available -

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Contents Note: Preface : the necessity of art in public education / Herbert Kohl -- Introduction : the arts and social justice / Tom Oppenhiem -- "Tears in the dark" : the arts as a vehicle for the discovery of the self : Rosie Perez ; Michelle Fine -- "Communication from one's heart" : the arts and the development of self-discipline : Phylicia Rashad ; Lisa Delpit -- "An affair with one's soul" : the arts and the development of cultural identity : Frances Lucerna ; Bill Ayers -- "Good, hard work" : the arts, lifelong commitments, pleasures, and pains : Bill T. Jones ; Kevin Truitt -- "Teaching on the bandstand" : the intergenerational legacy of the arts : David Amram ; Gary Stager -- "Walking into the fire" : the arts as an integrative force in learning : Philip Seymour Hoffman ; Deborah Meier -- "I taste it when I look at it" : the importance of arts for those who learn differently : Whoopi Goldberg ; Diane Ravitch -- "The only thing that will save us from ourselves" : the arts, social engagement, and social transformation / Mois├ęs Kaufman ; Steve Seidel -- "Enriching society" : the communal power of the arts : Mike Medavoy ; Colin Greer -- "Rebellions, breakthroughs, and secret gardens" : the arts and imagination : Maxine Greene ; Shirley Brice Heath -- Afterword / Robert Jackson -- A note to the reader.
Summary: "In The Muses Go to School, autobiographical pieces by well-known artists and performers are paired with illuminating essays by distinguished educators to produce a powerful case for putting the arts at the center of primary and secondary school curricula. Spanning a range of genres from acting and music to literary and visual arts, these smart and entertaining voices make surprising connections between the arts and the development of intellect, imagination, spirit, emotional intelligence, self-esteem, and self-discipline in young people."--Jacket.
Subject: Arts > Study and teaching.
Education > Aims and objectives.
Kohl, Herbert R. (Added Author). Oppenheim, Tom. (Added Author).

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