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The Role of Arts Education in Advancing Leadership Life Skills for Young People

Australian Journal of Music Education
Issue 1 (2005)

Abstract: This paper contends that the arts provide a foundation for the intensifying effort that leadership, creative aptitude and expertise are making to existing and emerging professions. Participation in arts-based (school and/or community) programs 'have proven to be educational, developmentally rich, and cost-effective ways to provide students the skills they need to be productive participants in today's economy' (Psilos, 2002, p. 2). In particular, this paper explores the relationship between leadership development in young people through their engagement with arts education experiences, specifically the capacity of the arts to develop the generic skills of communication, team work, problem-solving and creative interpretation-skills considered essential for productive participation in today's economy and skills that augment leadership potential.

To cite this article: Temmerman, Nita. The Role of Arts Education in Advancing Leadership Life Skills for Young People [online]. Australian Journal of Music Education, No. 1, 2005: 33-39. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=675016056983976;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 0004-9484. [cited 27 Jun 16].

Personal Author: Temmerman, Nita; Source: Australian Journal of Music Education, No. 1, 2005: 33-39 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 0004-9484 Subject: Arts--Study and teaching; Creative ability--Social aspects; Leadership--Social aspects; Creative thinking--Social aspects; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Head of School, Social and Cultural Studies in Education, Deakin University, Australia

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection