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14 May 2015
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The Artists-In-School-Scheme (AISS) for Pre-Schools which is a “ collaboration between NAC and the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) to enable pre-schoolers to gain access to quality and sustained arts programmes specifically designed by arts practitioners” (National Arts
As part of strategic directions in professionalizing the fraternity and developing the 21st century music educator and its identity, Singapore Teacher's Acamdey of the aRts (STAR) is developing a unique curriculum "Teaching Living Legends" for the professional development (PD) of

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  • The 8th International Drama in Education Research Insitute (IDIERI) Conference is here!
  • CARE is proud to support the conference together with the Visual Performing Arts academic group (NIE). You are invited to share your research and participate in this international dialogue!
  • Theme:  Open Culture in the Asian Centure: Reimagining Drama Education
  • Date: 30 June - 5 July 2015
  • Venue: Nationa Institute of Education, Singapore
  • Website: http://idieri2015.org/index.html
  • We are proud to have CARE PIs as contributors in the International Yearbook for Research in Arts Education 3/2015!
  • This yearbook is the third in an annual series of publications by the International Network for Research in Arts Education (INRAE). It provides an inclusive study of contemporary research trends in arts education. 104 scholars from across the world convey the zeitgeist of key issues in research in arts education through 91 entries in various disciplines of arts education (music, art, visual arts and digital media, drama and theatre), as well as interdisciplinary themes (culture, communities, teaching and learning, assessment, policy, morals, ethics and aesthetics) and methodological issues. You can find the book at:
  • http://www.waxmann.com/buch3119
  • We are proud to announce that Contextualized Practices in Arts Education from the Springer Education Innovation Series and edited by Dr Lum Chee Hoo, is now available in hardcopy and eBook formats on Springer and Amazon!
  • This edited book not only makes a much-needed contribution to research in arts education but also provides a strong grounding of evidential support for Singapore arts education, in contrast to the current state of affairs in arts education in many parts of the world where severe cuts in funding, lackluster support for the arts and imperialist agendas are pervasive. The case of and for Singapore – presented in this edited book through rich descriptions of the dedicated, contextualized practices of arts educators, artists and researchers – offers readers many valuable lessons and reflections on the continued survival and advancement of arts education.

The UNESCO Seoul Agenda

The UNESCO Seoul Agenda: Goals for the Development of Arts Education

The Seoul Agenda calls upon UNESCO Member States, civil society, professional organizations and communities to recognize its governing goals, to employ the proposed strategies, and to implement the action items in a concerted effort to realize the full potential of high quality arts education to positively renew educational systems, to achieve crucial social and cultural objectives, and ultimately to benefit children, youth and life-long learners of all ages.

The full document in English is available here.