When originally published this was the first book to offer a collective history of all the arts – Art, Drama, Dance, Music, Literature and Film – in the curriculum. It also offers a coherent framework for the teaching of arts which is in line with the best current trends since the Gulbenkian Report of 1982. It insists that the arts, seen together should be an essential part of the national curriculum.
List of Plates and Illustrations. Preface Peter Fuller Introduction Peter Abbs Part 1: Confronting the Crisis Within the Arts 1. Towards a Coherent Arts Aesthetic Peter Abbs Part 2: The Arts in Education: Their Collective History and Their Future Development 2. English as Aesthetic Initiative Edwin Webb 3. ‘Towards the Condition of Music’: The Emergent Aesthetic of Music Education Marian Metcalfe 4. Film is Dead: The Case for Resurrection Robert Watson 5. The Dynamic Image: Changing Perspectives in Dance Education Anna Haynes 6. Rifts and Reunions: A Reconstruction of the Development of Drama in Education Christopher Havell 7. Towards a Shared Symbolic Order Robin Morris Part 3: Into the Future 8. A Brief Concluding Manifesto Peter Abbs Bibliographies. Notes on Contributors. Index.
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