@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/5687,
	  title     = {[The] Creative Art [of] Education},
	  author    = {Cathy Smilan},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {In our current political climate of assessment and
accountability initiatives we are failing to prepare our children for a
participatory role in the creative economy. The field of education is
increasingly falling prey to didactic methodologies which train a
nation of competent test takers, foregoing the opportunity to educate
students to find problems and develop multiple solutions. No where is
this more evident than in the area of art education. Due to a myriad of
issues including budgetary shortfalls, time constraints and a general
misconception that anyone who enjoys the arts is capable of teaching
the arts, our students are not developing the skills they require to
become fully literate in critical thinking and creative processing.
Although art integrated curriculum is increasingly being viewed as a
reform strategy for motivating students by offering alternative
presentation of concepts and representation of knowledge acquisition,
misinformed administrators are often excluding the art teacher from
the integration equation. The paper to follow addresses the problem
of the need for divergent thinking and conceptualization in our
schools. Furthermore, this paper explores the role of education, and
specifically, art education in the development of a creatively literate
	    journal   = {International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences},
	  volume    = {1},
	  number    = {11},
	  year      = {2007},
	  pages     = {736 - 743},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/5687},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/11},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 11, 2007},