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International Journal of Art & Design Education

A Manifesto for Art in Schools

Volume 18.1   1999

SWIFT, JOHN & STEERS, JOHN

 

This Manifesto proposes ways of improving Art in Education. It is addressed to all who teach and learn art, who work in fields where art and education are important, and to administrators and policy makers in education, the arts and government. The manifesto bases its suggestions on a postmodern view of art in education with an emphasis on difference, plurality and independence of mind. The proposals derive from the rationale and argue for more decision-making and autonomy for teachers and learners within a climate that emphasises and expects enquiry, experiment and creative opportunity.