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Published on May 2, 2011
DR. ERICA HALVERSON is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education where she teaches and studies Education Communications and Technology, Art Education, Literacy, and Multicultural Education. She poses the question: "In this era of accountability and no child left behind, why ought we worry about teaching the arts in school?" Halverson boldly asserts that if we are truly concerned with producing the leaders of the 21st Century, we must teach young people how to make things on their own, and to foster their creativity and innovative thinking. The art-making processes of telling, adapting, and performing teaches exactly this. Halverson is the author of many articles on the generative impacts of the arts on youth.
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