Indigenous Participation in Arts Education: A Framework for Increasing Engagement and Learning Outcomes
The arts have always been at the forefront of leading thinking, innovation and creativity (Grierson, 2008). They provide a well-walked path for the marginalised, rebellious and visionary to critically analyse perceptions in understanding ourselves and our world and to challenge the status quo (O’Brien & Donelan, 2007). At the same time, the Arts have also been integral in retaining elements of our culture against a barrage of change, and in some cases to re-enliven parts of our past that may have been lost, as is the case with many Indigenous peoples (Barrett, 2015). Of all the disciplines, it could be argued that science offers us the greatest opportunity to improve ourselves as a species, but it is the Arts that ensure we maintain our humanity in the process.
The Palgrave Handbook of Global Arts Education
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