Children come to primary school bringing along thoughts and feelings, words and pictures, memories, ideas, fantasies and fears. They are intensely curious about the world and the people they have met in their short, but intense, journeys.
The challenge the EU education system faces is to value and put in use the wealth they bring with them and do not leave a single child behind, unattended or unseen, because of his/her personal history or community/family background. Arts in education do encourage children to get out of the shadow where they might have sought refuge in an unwelcoming classroom. Through arts children are cheered, and not scolded, when they are creatively different and can run free of homologation. Arts such as music, dance, painting, theatre and many others gently push forward girls and boys toward developing the fullest possible range of mental abilities and healthy emotions.
Teachers, educators, artists know this story well... please share your experience with us to advocate for nurturing creativity and social inclusion in every EU classroom.
Answering the following short questionnaire you will contribute to the collection and mapping of good practices of arts in education for inclusion of minorities and migrant children that is being realized by Erasmus KA3 META (Minorities Education Through Arts) project. If you wish, you will become part of a EU network that is seeking recognition of arts as a means of freedom and full development in education.
This is the link to the online survey: