The Justification for Teaching the Visual Arts in Schools
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
Dr. John Rodger Gingell
Head of Philosophy, University of Northampton