Re: artsednet digest: February 04, 2002
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 Rı.
Art skills supply access to employment opportunities.
Multimedia technology acts as assistive technology for the artistically
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.