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Changing Schools Through the Arts.

CHANGING SCHOOLS THROUGH THE ARTS. Jane Remer. New York: American Council for the Arts, 1990. 286 pp., softbound, $14.95.

This revised edition of a book originally published in 1981 takes up the banner for the Arts in General Education (AGE) movement that began in 1973 under the auspices of the John D. Rockefeller III Fund. This approach to supporting the arts in education suffered its share of misfires, but also initiated and supported a number of strategies that brought attention to the need for more effective arts programs in America's schools. Remer candidly discusses the controversies that continue to surround the use of professional artists in school programs, as she writes in support of schools collaborating with community organizations and arts networking. A valuable component of the book is a fifty-page annotated chronology of arts education programs, projects, legislation, conferences and publications. This is a valuable history of an educational idea as recorded by one of its key theorists and practitioners.
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Date:May 1, 1991
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