The role of arts education in advancing leadership life skills for young people

Temmerman, Nita (2005) The role of arts education in advancing leadership life skills for young people. Australian Journal of Music Education (1). pp. 33-39. ISSN 0004-9484

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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'. 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.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2005 Australian Society for Music Education (ASME). Deposited with permission of Society and Editor (3/2008)
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2008 06:39
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: music education; community music programs
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology

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