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Re: importance of art education

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Linda Kelty (lckelty)
Fri, 15 May 2099 17:27:41 -0400


Art is also a form of visual literacy. Children develop concrete visual
imagery before abstract imagery such as numbers and letters. A child who
has many visual experiences will be that much more ready to read and write.
Linda K. in Iowa
-----Original Message-----
From: Artemis420 <Artemis420>
To: fieldsl.us <fieldsl.us>;
lindacharlie <lindacharlie>
Cc: artsednet.edu <artsednet.edu>
Date: Saturday, May 15, 1999 4:12 PM
Subject: Re: importance of art education

>In a message dated 5/14/99 8:49:44 AM EST, fieldsl.us
writes:
>
><< I'm not sure I agree, but nevertheless, participation in art (and "the
> arts") has been shown to improve school attendance and discipline.
> Improvement in both of these can only help improve learning. And-if it
> doesn't, why has the college board put out statistics that show higher
> scores on the sat for students who've taken more than one year of an arts
> course? Linda in NC >>
>Studies have also shown that kids stop developing their 'right brains'
after
>the 1st grade if they don't get art ... and surely a fully developed brain
>works better?
>Much early 'seeding' doesn't have the short term results demanded by the
>statisticians. Art makes us more human humans.
>Artie
>