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Jessica Hoffmann Davis is a cognitive developmental psychologist and founder of the Arts in Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the author of Why Our Schools Need the Arts, Framing Education as Art, and Ordinary Gifted Children.
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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press; 1st Edition 1st Printing edition (December 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080775286X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807752869
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.3 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Jessica Hoffmann Davis has written extensively on the importance of arts programs in our schools. In her new book, "Why Our High Schools Need the Arts," she continues her arts "manifesto" while venturing into new territory that is specific to the goals of our nation's secondary schools. Tangible evidence is considered regarding the potential impact of quality arts programs on the ever-increasing high school drop-out rate. The role of drama as a catalyst for adolescent success is examined. How the arts can address teenage social/emotional issues and encourage empathy, respect and self-esteem is discussed. This book is highly recommended for high school arts teachers, high school teachers who incorporate the arts and creativity into other subjects, school administrators, and politicians who are interested in the improvement of secondary school education.
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Author talks about the alarming dropout rate in high schools and presents an evidence-base argument that increasing arts education in the high school curriculum will keep children in school. Very important subject matter, must read and act.
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