The Arts in Higher Education

Discourse and Disjuncture between the Arts and Higher Education

Editors: Hoffmann Davis, Jessica (Ed.)

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About this book

This accessible and compelling collection of faculty reflections examines the tensions between the arts and academics and offers interdisciplinary alternatives for higher education. With an eye to teacher training, these artist scholars share insights, models, and personal experience that will engage and inspire educators in a range of post-secondary settings. The authors represent a variety of art forms, perspectives, and purposes for arts inclusive learning ranging from studio work to classroom teaching to urban settings in which the subject is equity and social justice. From the struggles of an arts concentrator at an Ivy League college to the challenge of reconciling the dual identities as artists and arts educators, the issues at hand are candid and compelling. The examples of discourse ranging from the broad stage of arts advocacy to an individual course or program give testimony to the power and promise of the arts in higher education.

About the authors

Jessica Hoffmann Davis, EdD, was the founding director of the Arts in Education Program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, USA, and held the university’s first chair in arts in education. Recent books include: Why Our High Schools Need the Arts (2012), Ordinary Gifted Children (2010), and Why Our Schools Need the Arts, (2008).

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“Davis’ skilful compilation of essays should be required reading for arts education graduate students who will recognize the factors of marginalization that devalue the arts in the Academy and K-12 and will find in the programmatic and curricular innovations promising visions of change for recalibrating arts' role in the educational landscape.” (Paul Sproll, Head of Rhode Island School of Design’s Department of Teaching and Learning in Art and Design, USA)

“If you care about individual creativity and the nation's capacity for innovation, you must read Discourse and Disjunction Between the Arts and Higher Education

. These intellectually and emotionally stimulating essays convincingly make the case for arts engagement for all students and demonstrate the crucial role of informed teaching in the midst of cultural change. Jessica Hoffmann Davis contributes decades of experience in education in the arts in a volume that teaches the reader through all the authors' effective examples and lessons learned. This is a worthwhile source-book of both sound theory and promising practices for teachers, education leaders, and parents.” (Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, Former President, Marlboro College (2004-2015), USA)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Davis, Jessica Hoffmann

    Pages 1-25

  • Negotiating a Path to the Arts at Harvard: Student Stories of Academic Decision Making

    Ting, Tiffanie

    Pages 29-52

  • Disciplinary Discord: The Implications of Teacher Training for K–12 Music Education

    Bernard, Rhoda

    Pages 53-73

  • The Artist-Teacher: Models of Experiential Learning

    Daichendt, G. James

    Pages 75-93

  • Nurturing the Intersections of Arts and Non-arts Disciplines: Lessons from Art Education

    Dewhurst, Marit

    Pages 95-113

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eBook £52.99
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Hardcover £66.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-56195-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Discourse and Disjuncture between the Arts and Higher Education
Editors
  • Jessica Hoffmann Davis
Series Title
The Arts in Higher Education
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55243-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55243-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56195-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 263
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