Creativity and Education, 12/2012
1.) "LA Unified Makes Arts Education a Core Subject"by Tami Abdollah: Click here to read article: "L.A. Unified school board unanimously approved a measure Tuesday that will make arts education a 'core subject,' prohibit further cuts to the arts, and ultimately restore some money to arts programs."
2.) "As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity" by Peter Grey: Click here to read article: "If anything makes Americans stand tall internationally it is creativity...It is sobering, therefore, to read Kyung Hee Kim’s recent research report documenting a continuous decline in creativity among American schoolchildren over the last two or three decades."
3.) "Study: Creativity Should be Taught as a Course" via Adobe, Inc. PR: Click here to read press release: "Creative thinking deserves a much higher priority in education curricula, according to college-educated professionals surveyed in new research released today by Adobe. The U.S. study, Creativity and Education: Why it Matters, sheds new light on the role of creativity in career success and the growing belief that creativity is not just a personality trait, but a learned skill."
4.) "Is Creativity THE 21st Century Skill?" by Janet Stanford: Click here to read article: "One hundred and forty parents, educators, and other stakeholders attended a panel discussion, moderated by Doug Herbert of the U.S. Dept. of Education’s Office of Innovation & Improvement, and then enjoyed breakout sessions that included sample sessions in professional development for teachers, creative parenting classes, and an opportunity to take the Torrance Test, the only nationally recognized measure for creativity that has been in use for more than 50 years..."
5.) "Michael Gove's National Curriculum Reforms: Where's the Creativity" by Patrick Kingsley: Click here to read article: "Much anger this month over Michael Gove's reforms to the national curriculum, which artsy types say will kill British creativity. Take V&A chief Martin Roth, who warns that Britain's creative economy will be destroyed within a generation 'if subjects such as art, design, music, drama and dance are pushed out of the curriculum'."
6.) Turnaround Arts Initiative: Click here for the website. The President's Committee's Turnaround Arts Initiative is a new public-private partnership designed to help narrow the achievement gap and increase student engagement through the arts.