Exploring the arts and literacy in curriculum: A cross-cultural comparison of Australia, Canada and France
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This paper explores the relationship between the arts and literacy in schools in three countries: Australia, Canada and France. It begins by sharing research that has investigated how literacy education has impacted on arts education but also relating to the unique literacies present throughout the arts. The authors then present information related to the arts and literacy in each of their prospective curriculums. This is then followed by a personal reflection on their own experiences related to the arts and literacy in schools. The paper summarises these observations by theorising ways in which the partnership between the arts and literacy be improved particularly in terms of perceptions of the arts and literacy education. We argue that provision of quality arts education is crucial if we are to address the policy rhetoric as well as approach learning holistically for children and young people.
Art education , Literacy , Critical pedagogy--philosophy , Art--Study and teaching
Barton, G., Lemieux, A., & Chabanne, J. C. (2018). Exploring the arts and literacy in curriculum: A cross-cultural comparison of Australia, Canada and France. Australian Art Education, 39(1), 50-68.