The Justification for Teaching the Visual Arts in Schools

Dr. John Rodger Gingell
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The justifications that are usually offered-in England-for teaching the arts are either in terms of the development of "creativity" or the possibility of self expression,or,in terms of moral and social education. I examine both types of claim and reject them. In their place I offer justifications in terms of intrinsic value and enculturisation.

Keywords: Creativity, Self-Expression, Moral and Social Education, Intrinsic Value, Culture
Stream: Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Humanities
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Dr. John Rodger Gingell

Head of Philosophy, University of Northampton

Ref: I07P0169