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The Role of the Arts in Learning

Cultivating Landscapes of Democracy, 1st Edition

Edited by Jay Michael Hanes, Eleanor Weisman


174 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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Grounded in philosophy from John Dewey and Maxine Greene, this book sheds light on difficulties and practicalities of examining culture and politics within the realm of interdisciplinary education. Providing both theoretical and concrete examples of the importance of a contemporary arts education, this book offers imaginative ways the arts and sciences intersect with democratic learning and civic engagement. Chapters focus on education in relation to diversity, apprenticeship, and civic engagement; neuroscience and cognition; urban aesthetic experience and learning; and science and art intelligence.

Table of Contents


Janyce Hyatt


Jay Michael Hanes and Eleanor Weisman, Editors

Chapter 1

Introduction: Education, the Arts, and Resistance to the Neoliberal Condition

Jay Michael Hanes and Eleanor Weisman

Chapter 2

Becoming a Deweyan Apprentice: A Struggle against White Supremacy

Bill Bywater

Chapter 3

From Grief, Find Your Peace: Steve Prince and The Big Zipper Community

Steve Prince and Beth McCoy

Chapter 4

Chicago Consciousness: Democratic Reform, the Built Environment, and Sensorimotor Awareness

David C. Miller

Chapter 5

Devising Theatre: Imagination Meets Citizenship

Roberta Levine

Chapter 6

Flowers for Feynman: Natural Piety and the Aesthetics of Experience in the Experimental Spirit

Tibor Solymosi

Chapter 7

Inhibition as Fundamental: From Synapse to Classroom

Jeff Hollerman

Chapter 8

Coping Creatively, Imagining Democracy: Expressive Arts Therapy in an Urban Public School

Jessa M. Goldstein

Chapter 9

Disturbing the Peace: Community, Justice Learning, and Democratic Participation with Communities of Color

Heather Cherie Moore

Chapter 10

Get Woke: Radicalizing Imagination in the Interest of a Just Democracy

Morna McDermott

List of Contributors

About the Editors

Jay Hanes is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Art Education Programs at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Eleanor Weisman is an Associate Professor and Director of Dance and Movement Studies as well as Community and Justice Studies at Allegheny College, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

This series aims to present the latest research from right across the field of education. It is not confined to any particular area or school of thought and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.

Please send inquiries or proposals for this series to one of the following:

Will Bateman: [email protected] – Editor, UK and Rest of World

Elsbeth Wright: [email protected] – Editor, North & South America

Vilija Stephens: [email protected] – Editor, Australia & New Zealand

Katie Peace: [email protected] – Publisher, Asia


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Curricula
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects