The Muses Go to School: Inspiring Stories About the Importance of Arts in Education by Herbert R. KohlThe Muses Go to School: Inspiring Stories About the Importance of Arts in Education by Herbert R. Kohl

The Muses Go to School: Inspiring Stories About the Importance of Arts in Education

EditorHerbert R. Kohl, Tom Oppenheim

Paperback | January 7, 2014

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Hailed as an “impressive collection of remembrances and commentaries” (Choice), The Muses Go to School brings together beloved and renowned artists—including Whoopi Goldberg, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Rosie Perez, and Phylicia Rashad—to share their transformative school encounters with the arts that helped them discover their inner humanity and put them on the road to fully realized creative lives. These autobiographical pieces are paired with interpretive essays by distinguished educators to produce a powerful case for positioning the arts at the center of primary and secondary school curriculums. Spanning a range of genres from acting and music to literary and visual arts, these smart and entertaining voices make surprising connections between the arts and the development of intellect, imagination, spirit, emotional intelligence, self–esteem, and self–discipline of young people.

Herbert Kohl and Tom Oppenheim have created “a superbly articulate assemblage of intensely personal, interdisciplinary voices” (Booklist), revealing that creative arts are a critical element of any education.
Herbert Kohl is a celebrated writer, teacher, and advocate. He is the author of more than forty books, including 36 Children. A recipient of a National Book Award and a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, he was the founder and first director of the Teachers and Writers Collaborative in New York City and established the PEN West Center in S...
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Title:The Muses Go to School: Inspiring Stories About the Importance of Arts in EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.95 × 5.3 × 0.6 inPublished:January 7, 2014Publisher:The New PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1595589414

ISBN - 13:9781595589415

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"Powerful narratives that put a human face on the often–dry statistical studiesa passionate and personal reflection upon the effects of America’s educational policies."
—The Washington Independent Review of Books