Arts and development education: a roundtable discussion

Arts and development education: a roundtable discussion

Article from Development Education Journal Vol. 7.1.

In what ways can the arts, including drama and music, help to promote a greater understanding of international development issues within schools? Has the work being undertaken in the classroom on global issues and the arts moved beyond the criticism levelled in the 80s of promoting exotic stereotypes and static cultures? What could be identified as examples of good practice? A group of nine practitioners came together at the Commonwealth Institute on 27 June 2000 to debate these questions. The highlights of their discussion printed here will, it is hoped, spark further debate on this topic.

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