Links & Resources | Art, Math and Understanding
Much has been said about how art enhances creativity, but far less is said about how art encourages cognition, critical thinking, and mathematics. Our current education system places great emphasis on academic development. As a result, arts programs are being reduced or even eliminated from classrooms to accommodate more didactic teaching methods. Is this the wrong move at the very time we may need art the most in American education?
Americans for the Arts can provide some general background on the crusade of many to save the arts and arts education in the United States.
Here’s a very interesting Op-Ed from the Boston Globe about arts education, testing, learning, and more. I recommend.
Here’s more background reading from the NEA.