Before I got a regular job teaching art I worked for a community center in a
housing project here, teaching art classes on a volunteer basis. I collected
a few articles at the time about what art does for communities and for
The Wall Street Journal Thursday. July 30, 1992. Eastern edition, Page One.
Title: Remedial Curriculum for Low Achievers is Falling From Favor (the
article discusses an accellerated curriculum rich in literature, poetry and
US News and World Report - March 30 1992. Title: Looking For A Renaissance
( about children in the South Bronx St. Augustine Schol of the Arts.
Curriculum built around music, dance, and visual arts. At -risk students
reading at or above grade level in the nation's poorest congressional
district...a great article)
Governing - April 1992 Title: How to Sell the Arts ( how communities can
convince legislators to vote for arts funding)
There was also an article in our local paper ... apparently taken from Better
Homes and Gardens, and written by Jon B. Thomas it was dated Nov. 24 1992.
May be available from the magazine. Title - Why Arts Education is Crucial.
I would love to have lists of more of these articles too.
Kathy Maloney Johnson
Father Lopez High School
Daytona Beach, Florida