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The Routledge International Handbook of the Arts and Education

by Mike (University of Durham, UK) Fleming

Part of the Routledge International Handbooks of Education Series

The Routledge International Handbook of the Arts and Education Synopsis

This International Handbook brings together leading writers on Arts in Education to provide a much-needed, authoritative guide to the main debates in the field and an informed account of contemporary developments in policy and practice. Providing a detailed overview of key concepts and practical challenges, the book combines theoretical insight with specific examples of innovative projects drawing on theoretical, historical and empirical research perspectives to inform understanding. The range of content highlights the breadth of the field, addressing such issues as the importance of community arts and partnership as well as school education, and providing insight into developments in multiple and connecting arts as well as traditional art forms. Topics such as assessment, creativity, cultural diversity, special needs, the arts in early childhood, adult education, arts based research, are all addressed by recognised authorities in each area. The collection of chapters also serves to define the field of arts education, recognising its diversity but highlighting the common elements that provide its identity. The collection addresses generic issues common to all the arts while acknowledging differences and recognising the dangers of over-generalisation. It also includes specific chapters on each of the art forms (visual art, dance, drama, literature, music, media arts) providing a cutting-edge analysis of key contemporary issues in each subject. Bringing together specially commissioned pieces by a range of international authors, this Handbook will make an important contribution to the field of Arts Education.

The Routledge International Handbook of the Arts and Education Press Reviews

It surely is a large and rich collection of articles that assures that everyone interested in this field will find at least some relevant and inspiring readings. - Folkert Haanstra, Amsterdam School of the Arts, Netherlands, International Journal of Education through Art, December 2015

Book Information

ISBN: 9781138577275
Publication date: 12th October 2017
Author: Mike (University of Durham, UK) Fleming
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 442 pages
Categories: Teaching of a specific subject, Educational: Art & design, Philosophy & theory of education, Educational strategies & policy, Primary & middle schools, Secondary schools,

About Mike (University of Durham, UK) Fleming

Mike Fleming is Emeritus Professor of Education in the School of Education, Durham University. His research interests are in the areas of teaching English and drama, aesthetics and arts education and intercultural education. He has published extensively in these areas. Liora Bresler is Professor at the College of Education and at the College of Fine and Applied Arts (School of Art and Design and School of Music), and Fellow at the Academy of Entrepreneurial Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has written over a hundred book chapters and papers in leading journals of arts and education. John ...

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