The arts are part of the escape route from poverty. They allow students to imagine other possibilities, to understand the complexities and nuances of the world and of life, and to communicate their thoughts, beliefs and ideas.
I just became aware of a fairly new blog: Ethics & Arts Education. It’s written by Patti Saraniero, a researcher who specializes in in the arts and education. Lots of great stuff there – really hoping it gets updated more frequently!