Educating in the Arts: The Asian Experience

25 June 2008, Netherlands

This book provides a rich and comprehensive conceptual framework for analysing the arts in education (and in society). One point which the authors make is that although much has been achieved over time, and continues to be achieved, new pathways are necessary if the arts in education are going to reach their full potential in what in many cases are rapidly changing and modernizing societies. In this regard, more needs to be done to harness the new information and communication technologies in support of the Arts. There is also a need to showcase best and innovative practices, since what works in one country can, with suitable adjustment and modification, work well to meet the needs of other countries.

Volume 11 from the book series ‘Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects', the book examines the arts in education in a wide range of countries in the Asia region: in developed and developing countries, and in transition countries such as those in the Central Asian Republics.

Contents include:
Section I Introduction and Overviews
The Arts – Unifying Principles in Education: Improving Educational Outcomes through the Arts, Lindy Joubert

Masters and Pupils: The Rise of the Modern Art School in Asia: Some Key Issues Regarding Their Establishment, Curricula and Place in the Communities, Alison Carroll

Art for Education: The Role of Art in Promoting a Good Quality, Basic Education for Children in Asia, Vibeke Jensen and George A. Attig

Section II Arts Education Programmes: Iran, Hong Kong, Cambodia
Arts Education in Iran: Reclaiming the Lost Ground, Mahmoud Mehrmohammadi

The Arts-in-Education Programme: Towards Effective Learning through Partnership, Jane Cheung

Arts Education in Cambodia: Its Social, Moral, and Economic Impact, Sam-Ang Sam

Section III The Arts, the Gallery and the Cultural Landscape: Japan, Australia, Kyrgyzstan and Thailand
Representation of Japanese Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), Chiaki Ajioka

Mountains in the Evolution of Visual Arts in Kyrgyzstan, Emil Nasritdinov

Development of Contemporary Art in Thailand, Vichoke Mukdamanee

Section IV Creativity and Expression in the Digital Age – Singapore and Japan
Information Technology, Art Education and Creativity in Singapore, Minming Cheng

The Power of Creation and Expression in Digital-Age Children, Nanako Ishido and Ichiya Nakamura

Section V The Arts, Education and the Community: Uzbekistan, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, and the Philippines
Art Education in Uzbekistan, Akbar Khakimov

To Strive, to Seek, to Find and not to Yield: Arts Education in Hong Kong: A Model of Persistence, Darwin Chen

Sustainable Education for Sustaining Communities: The Arts Integrated Curriculum. Two Case Studies of China and Thailand, Lindy Joubert

New and Varied Initiatives in Arts Education for Cultural Development in Philippine Society, Brenda V. Fajardo

Section VI Music Programmes for Education, Multiculturalism and Human Development: Japan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Korea
Crossroads for Cultural Education Through Music: Recent Developments of School Music in Japan, Tatsuko Takizawa

Symphony and Sa Re Ga: Preparing a Pre-Service Music Education Training Programme for Sri Lanka, Robert G. Smith

A Paradigm Shift in Teaching Music in Schools: Traditional Music and Multiculturalism in Malaysian Education: Approaches in Music Appreciation Classes, Tan Sooi Beng

Layers of Thought on Korean Music, Music Education and the Value of Music and Arts in the Context of Education and Human Development, Ki-Beom Jang

Section VII Theatre, Dance and the Holistic Experience: India, Hong Kong and Malaysia
Rasa– A Life Skill, Sangeeta Isvaran

Tertiary Dance Education in Malaysia, Joseph Gonzales

Theatre and Education: A Different Interpretation for India, Subodh Patnaik

The Black Box Exercise: An Arts Education Model from Hong Kong, Yuewai Wong