Teaching Drama

The Future of Arts Education

The stunning idea is that adults are optional. Kids learn and do without them and sometimes, unfortunately, in spite of them.

I read an interesting post over on Artsblog on the future of Arts Education and it made me go hmmmm. It speaks to the notion that no matter how much the arts are pummelled and dissected and removed from the classroom, no matter what adults do to the arts that they perhaps will indeed go on. But do they only go on in those who were predisposed to explore the arts anyway? And what happens to those who aren’t going to be come ‘artists’ per se but desperately need the outlet that the arts provides? And frankly, I just don’t believe that any school board will let students lead the way in their own needs in their own education, arts or otherwise…


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Lindsay Price