Fowler, Charles. (1989). The arts are essential to education. Education
Leadership 47 (3), pp. 60-63.
Williams, Harold (1991). The language of civilization: The vital role of
the arts in education. (Mr. WIlliams presentation was made at the Plenary
meeting XXIV of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in
NYC on October 3,1991. The printed version should be available through the
Getty Center publications.
Hope this helps.
Cassandra Broadus-Garcia, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Art
Central Connecticut State University
>The school where I teach art will be expanding (almost doubling) the
>number of students as well as going up to 8th instead of 6th grade.
>However, the principal has only tentatively planned for only a two-tenths
>addition of art and about the same increase in music and phy ed. Yet he
>has big plans for adding a science lab person, etc. The principal is
>incredibly focused on the "fundamentals" and has said that there is no
>more money available for expanding the arts positions, even though he is
>aware that no one will teach on such meager position amounts. He claims
>to be in favor of the arts and has told me so, but I am not seeing it in
>I don't think he truly understands how the arts help increase performance
>in other areas. Does anyone have some articles or statistics that they
>can share that help support the academic benefits of arts (or the losses
>resulting from no or scaled-back arts programs)?