Save Arts Education on the UNESCO Agenda
In July 2013, the Executive Board of UNESCO adopted priority rankings for its five major programs (Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, Culture, and Communication and Information) along with a recommendation that the lowest priorities be considered for elimination. Within these rankings, the Cultural program fared poorly, and the sub-category of Creativity program was effectively ranked the last amongst UNESCO’s list of priorities. This means that it, including arts education are at risk of elimination.
To advocate for arts education on the UNESCO Agenda, CARE has invited arts educators to speak about why arts education is important for everyone. Check out the videos on the face book page at: https://www.facebook.com/saveArtsEducationOnUnescoAgenda?fref=ts
Charlene Rajendran, Assistant Professor, Visual & Performing Arts Academic Group,
National Institute of Education, Singapore