The future of arts education – broaden, deepen, diversify, intensify

References and endnotes

  1. P. Snow, The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1959). This book was published following C. P. Snow’s Rede Lecture on this subject earlier in 1959.
  2. P. Snow, Two Cultures and a Second Look: An Expanded Version of The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution (New York: New American Library, 1963).
  3. Paul Schafer and Sal Amenta, ‘Image of the Educated Person of the Future.’ Paper prepared at the request of the International Bureau of Education in Geneva for distribution at its 43rd Conference on Education in 1992.
  4. Paul Schafer, Revolution or Renaissance: Making the Transition from an Economic Age to a Cultural Age (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2008).
  5. Paul Schafer, The Cultural Personality (Oakville, Rock’s Mills Press, 2018).
  6. Findings like this have also been confirmed by the International Laboratory for Brain, Music, and Sound Research (BRAMS), which was created to “study music as a portal into the most complex aspects of human brain functions.” This is also true for the many studies undertaken by Jonathan Burdette, a neuroadiologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre, who has concluded from these studies that “It doesn’t matter if its Bach, the Beatles, Brad Paisley, or Bruno Mars.  Your favorite music likely triggers a similar type of activity in your brain as other people’s favorites do in theirs.”
  7. Information on these and many other studies and findings related to the impact of the arts in general and arts education in particular, and especially the functioning of the minds, brains, and thoughts of artists can be accessed on The Healing Power of Arts and Artists website.
  8. Paul Schafer is Director of the World Culture Project based in Markham, Canada, He has written many books and articles on the arts and culture. Information on this can be acquired on the World Culture Project website at:

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Purple tropical water lilies in a pool at the Arts and Science museum in Singapore
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