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Author Davis, Jessica Hoffmann, 1943-

Title Why our high schools need the arts / Jessica Hoffmann Davis.

Published New York : Teachers College Press ; Reston, Va. : National Art Education Association, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  700.71273 DAVI    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 118 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-110) and index.
Contents History: High Schools and Art -- Development: Children and Art -- Order: Chapters and Content -- 1.Tangible Product -- Imagination: What If -- Agency: I Matter -- Beyond Measure -- 2.A Focus on Emotion -- Expression: How I Feel -- Empathy: How Others Feel -- Nourishing the Soul -- 3.Ambiguity -- Interpretation: My Perspective Matters -- Respect: Others' Perspectives Matter -- Many Possible Answers -- 4.Process Orientation -- Inquiry: What Next? -- Reflection: How Am I Doing? -- More Pleasure in Going to School -- 5.Connection -- Engagement: I Care -- Responsibility: I Care About Others -- An Interdisciplinary Nexus -- 6.With an Eye to the Future -- Interest and Relevance -- What We Need to Do.
Summary In this follow-up to her bestselling book, Why Our Schools Need the Arts, Jessica Hoffmann Davis addresses the alarming drop-out rate in our high schools and presents a thoughtful, evidence-based argument that increasing arts education in the high school curriculum will keep kids in school. Davis shares compelling voices of teachers and their adolescent learners to demonstrate how courses in the arts are relevant and valuable to students who have otherwise become disenfranchised from school. This important book points the way toward rescuing the American high school from inside out by insuring that all students benefit from the compelling and essential learning opportunities that the arts uniquely provide. In an engaging and accessible narrative, Why Our High Schools Need the Arts will inform the uninitiated, change the minds of doubters, and fuel the fight of those already committed to arts-related school reform.
Subject Arts -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- United States.
Education, Secondary -- Aims and objectives -- United States.
ISBN 9780807752869 (paperback: alk. paper)
080775286X (paperback: alk. paper)