Arts in education : an honors thesis [(HONRS 499)]
The arts define what is meant by civilization. They are the foundation and framework of our culture. As a universal language, the arts serve as a channel to understanding and appreciating other cultures.  It seems fair to ask, if the arts occupy such a central role in human life, why don't they have a central role in education? Why aren't the things that bring us closest to the core of our cultural experience being taught? In this report, I give an analysis of the state of arts education in this country. I support my analysis with an annotated bibliography detailing the main assertions of each of my sources.