The philosophical premise of knowledge existing per se is adopted and against
this the nature of the arts in education is both examined and critically appraised.
The art and crafts area of the curriculum is determined as the particular
locus for investigation and the general picture of arts education in secondary
schools is portrayed. The concept of the creative arts department is defined
and its evolution is
areas. Three main
with curricular development in other subject
creative arts department are identified and
examined; art and design, expressive arts, and creative arts. Each is evaluated
and comparisons are drawn between them. [Continues.]
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.