How can the arts be a more integral part of school education?

@binny29 (1527)
India
August 6, 2007 10:49am CST
Member since: 10 May 2007 Total points: 97 (Level 1) Points earned this week: --% Best answer Shubha Mudgal 0 How can the arts be a more integral part of school education? With school education becoming more and more geared to providing successful career opportunities in an increasingly competitive world, arts such as music, dance, painting and theatre seem to be disappearing from school curriculum and syllabi. What can we do to cure this deficiency?
2 responses
• United States
6 Aug 07
The problem is there is no funding for these types of classes. If you really want to help your local school you could donate supplies and or money to help them get supplies for these kinds of programs. Join the PTA, have your voice heard, and help with fundraisers.
@maximax8 (30470)
• United Kingdom
6 Aug 07
I am a teacher of 5 to 7 year old children. I agree that education is becoming more and more academic rather than creative. There is much testing and homework to do over the years that can make learning seam dull. I taught in a school a few years ago that managed to get an award for arts it did. The deputy head teacher made sure all teachers increased the amount of Physical education like gymnastics and dance, Art like painting and model making, music with different instruments and drama activities. The children really enjoyed the more creative and hands on style of curriculum.