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“What Role Should Arts Education Have In A School’s Curriculum?”

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What Role Should Arts Education Have In A School’s Curriculum? is the latest “question-of-the-week” at my Education Week Teacher column.

Feel free to leave your responses there or here in the comments….

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. Performing and visual arts must be a part of school curriculum. I am passionate about this. Students discover gifts and abilities, they feel a part of the school when involved in the arts, and it motivates them to further their education. Students can learn a life long skill in such classes. These classes blend many subjects – math, history, science, English. A play is set in a time period, lines are memorized and presented, themes analyzed, sets and stage have dimension and balance, programs are formatted. Music and art is historically and mathematically grounded. It makes everything personal and practical. Students produce something they are proud of, often in a group, and on a deeper, personal level. I could go on and on…

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