Part I. Why: The Arts in Education and Society: 1. A vision for the arts in education; 2. Why the arts are fundamental; 3. The arts and cross-curriculum priorities; Part II. What: The Arts Learning Areas: 4. Learning in dance; 5. Learning in drama; 6. Learning in media arts; 7. Learning in music; 8. Learning in visual arts; Part III. How: Embedding the Arts in Education: 9. Integration and general capabilities; 10. Organisation; 11. Diverse learners, pedagogy and the arts; 12. Quality arts education and rich learning.
Foregrounds the importance of arts education to children's development and learning.
David Roy is Lecturer in Arts Education at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales. William Baker is Lecturer in Arts Education at the University of Tasmania. Amy Hamilton is Associate Professor in Visual Arts and Arts Education at Flinders University of South Australia.