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The arts community has believed in and asserted the essential nature of the arts for many years, without making much of a dent in thinking, practice, policy or funding among the corporations, schools and school districts, legislative bodies, funders, and … Continue reading

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I have just returned from a conference on “cultural education” (in school, out of school, museums, concert venues, schools, libraries, historic sites, etc.) organized and hosted by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science, the National Centre of Expertise for Cultural … Continue reading

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The much that’s being made of Internet communications lately (Facebook “families” proliferating like crazy, “tweets” emanating from Iran) has reminded me of something I loved as a kid – comic books with their blips of word and image. And that … Continue reading

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One of the things I love about assessing an initiative is hearing stories that, taken together, offer up a richly textured and meaningful narrative. One I encountered recently speaks volumes about the lifelong impact that studies are likely to have … Continue reading

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Learning Science in Informal Environments: People, Places, and Pursuits, a new publication from the National Academies Press, makes it abundantly clear that both adults and children can learn from the informal looking, listening, and manipulating that they do as they … Continue reading

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In a previous issue of OOM, Dr. Dennie Wolf drew our attention to three books that raise “important questions about the role that arts and cultural organizations could play in breaking down the stubborn correlation between a young person’s wealth…and … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal Leon Botstein is a multi-talented individual who is the long-time President of Bard College and also an accomplished conductor. He runs an innovative festival each summer at Bard that explores broad themes in the music world through … Continue reading

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