Current Topics in Education:

Do Kids Need Art?

a_painter_with_a_paint_brush_and_palette_0521-1001-2913-4818_SMUThe web site We Are Teachers has a great section addressing the timely topic of Art in Education. The site aptly captures the current conundrum in its introductory paragraph:

“Teachers instinctually know that art, music and drama add value to kids’ lives. But in the era of high-stakes exams, the arts often fall to the bottom of the list, whether we intend them to or not.” (http://www.weareteachers.com/hot-topics/topics-in-education/why-our-kids-need-art)

The web page created by the site’s editors and authors houses a host of links to great resources and topics, including:

Do you think art is important in a child’s education? Share with us one of your favorite ways art was used in a classroom for you or your child below.

Additional resources

Why Arts Education Is Crucial, and Who’s Doing It Best, Edutopia.org

11 Facts About Arts in Education, DoSomething.org

The Importance of Art in Child Development, pbs.org

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