Arts Education and Literacies: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Arts Education and Literacies

1st Edition

Edited by Amy Petersen Jensen, Roni Jo Draper


220 pages

Look Inside
Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138084964
pub: 2017-05-18
SAVE ~$9.59
Hardback: 9781138806979
pub: 2015-07-20
SAVE ~$35.00
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315751337
pub: 2015-06-26
from $23.98

FREE Standard Shipping!


In a struggling global economy, education is focused on core subjects such as language arts and mathematics, and the development of technological and career-readiness skills. Arts education has not been a central focus of education reform movements in the United States, and none of the current education standards frameworks deeply address the processes, texts and literacies that are inherent to arts disciplines. This lack of clarity poses a problem for state and district leaders who might be inclined to advocate for the arts in schools and classrooms across the country, but cannot find adequate detail in their guiding frameworks.

This volume acknowledges the challenges that arts educators face, and posits that authentic arts instruction and learning can benefit a young person’s development both inside and outside of the classroom. It presents ways that arts teachers and literacy specialists can work together to help others understand the potential that arts learning has to enhance students 21st century learning skills.

Table of Contents

Part I: Creating: The Conceiving and Development of New Artistic Ideas and Work Part II: Performing/Presenting/Producing: The Realization and Presentation of an Artistic Work Part III: Responding: Thoughtful Interaction With Artistic Ideas and Work Part IV: Connecting: The Relating of Artistic Ideas and Work with Personal or Contextual Meanings and Knowledge

About the Editors

Amy Peterson Jensen isAssociate Professor and Department Chair in the Theatre and Media Arts Department at Brigham Young University, USA.

Roni Jo Draper is Professor of Teacher Education at Brigham Young University, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Literacy

This series is the home for high quality monographs and edited collections in Literacy Studies. We publish books by leading-edge researchers engaged in international dialogues on a broad range of topics. Many of our volumes are by leaders in the field of Literacy Studies; others are by relatively new scholars. You are welcome to contact the editors if you would like to discuss your idea prior to submitting a proposal.

Please send ideas/proposals to Uta Papen ([email protected]), Julia Gillen ([email protected]), and Elsbeth Wright ([email protected]).

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Curricula
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General