WHAT’S THE RELEVANCE OF ART TO THE HUMAN SOCIETY?

The question about the relevance of art subjects is consistently generating concern both at the academic level and at the larger society. As for parents, their children are better tutored to become a Medical Doctor, Accountant, Engineer than exhausting their energy in a subject or course classified as not lucrative. Most curriculum at the primary and secondary level don’t even create room for the subject, if they do, it is classified as extracurricular activity; a subject not to be taking so serious and without academic value. The 18-months study by Arne Duncan was triggered by similar issue; “the findings follow the fall-out from the Government decision…to exclude creative subjects from the English Baccalaureate” This proposal triggered “The Reinvesting in Arts Education report”

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2 comments on “WHAT’S THE RELEVANCE OF ART TO THE HUMAN SOCIETY?

  1. Are there still people in doubt as to the importance of arts, that is, the general faculty of humanities?

    To the the best of my knowledge, no! In actual fact I should say, ALL KNOWLEDGE are jus in two folds. HUMANITIES (or Letters) and SCIENCES.

    In same vain our brain as human being have two divisions, the cognitive and the analytical. The right side is for the cognitive and science while our left is the analytical and letter side.

    Having laid the above background, perhaps, I can now relate with the issue raised above about attitude of some parents toward the education of their children and wards. Our Society hasnt really defined itself, so talking about our educational concept is like putting the cart before the horse.

    We would be moving forward the day we realize that Art/s is far more important on the long run to society than sciences. ( Afterall all scientic knowledge MUST be coded in a LANGUAGE). And what is langauge?, what is culture? and what is a society if not the totality of people’ arts and value?

    Without raising any battle, like that of the sexes, (which a winner may never emerge from) arts and sciences do converge at some point as learning progresses. Each of them is just the other side of the coin. Cheers.

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