From the contents Introduction: Liora Bresler.- Book One: Section 1: History Section Editor: Gordon Cox.- Section 2: Curriculum Section Editor: Curriculum.- Section 3: Evaluation Section Editor: Regina Murphy and Magne Espeland.- Section 4: Composition Section Editor: Sarah McCarthey.- Section 5: Appreciation Section Editor: Margaret Barrett.- Section 6: Museums and Cultural Centers Section Editor: Elizabeth Vallance.- Book Two: Section 7: Informal Leaning Section Editor: Minette Mans.- Section 8: Child Culture Section Editor: Christine Marme Thompson.- Section 9: Social and Cultural Issues Section Editor: Douglas Risner and Tracie Costantino.- Section 10: The Body Section Editor: Kimberley Powell.- Section 11: Creativity Section Editor Pamela Burnard.- Section 12: Technology Section Editor Peter R. Webster.- Section 13: Spirituality Section Editor: Rita L. Irwin.
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Providing a distillation of knowledge in the various disciplines of arts education (dance, drama, music, literature and poetry and visual arts), this handbook synthesizes existing research literature, helps define the past, and contributes to shaping the substantive and methodological future of the respective and integrated disciplines of arts education. While research can at times seem distant from practice, this handbook aims to maintain connection with the lived practice of art and of education, capturing the vibrancy and best thinking in the field of theory and practice. It is organized into 13 sections, each centering on a major area or issue in arts education research. These areas include: history of arts education, curriculum, evaluation, cultural centers, appreciation, composition, informal learning, child culture, creativity, the body, spirituality, and technology. It carries chapters that address cross-cultural research related to the central theme of the section from the perspectives of the particular arts discipline, and interludes that provide reflective thoughts on the theme. (source: Nielsen Book Data)