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Re: artsednet digest: February 04, 2002


From: Kevan Nitzberg (knitzber_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Feb 05 2002 - 04:24:04 PST

Here are some additional arts advocacy pieces that address a number of
issues including brain development:

 Literacy Includes Art
 Points for Art Literacy in K-12 Education

Our multimedia environment requires students to think and communicate as

The language of art has become the next literacy - the 4th ŒRı.

Art skills supply access to employment opportunities.

Multimedia technology acts as assistive technology for the Œartistically

Art needs to be included in the common experience of school for all

Those who do not create art for a living will use it, manage it, interpret
    it, or interact with it in ways that simply did not exist 10 years ago.

Schooling in the arts develops different symbol systems, expanding a
    studentıs ability to connect with a rich array of resources within and
    outside of school.

A relationship exists between being active in the arts and improving
    cognitive functions measured in standard curricular areas.

The arts are motivational and are inducements to attending school and being
    receptive to learning.

No better way exists to understand and experience the diversity and
    commonality of humanity.

Art improves attitudes towards self, citizenship and community.

Art builds personal growth in a variety of areas from motor-skill
    development to the development of teamwork.

 - From Jason Ohlerıs article, ³Art Becomes the Fourth R², as printed in the
   2000 issue of Educational Leadership.

Hope that this helps some.