247mm x 168mm
ISBN-10: 1 85856 342 9
ISBN-13: 978 1 85856 342 8
'I recommend this book to all of the new generation of arts practitioners who find themselves in formal teaching settings for the first time thanks to the government's new Creative Partnerships initiative. It will also be an invaluable resource for any democratic practitioner looking for inspiration or and institutional head or educational policy maker who wants to think outside the box'. - Youth and Policy
'an indispensable work for those engaged in the nitty-gritty and complex business of arts-education partnerships'- Research in Dance Education
'a vibrant and rich picture of creative approaches to education, this book is definitely of valuable interest to its intended and international audience... displaying a passion for education and inclusion with serious rigour.' - Journal of Thinking Skills and Creativity
Creative partnership in education is increasingly being recognised as an inspirational and effective way of teaching and learning. This timely book describes some successful initiatives and suggests how schools, colleges, universities and arts organisations can make such partnerships work.
Arts partnership has been strongly developed at Newham Sixth form college (NewVIc), a large and diverse sixth form college in east London. The case studies by teachers and artists who developed the projects show how they collaborate with each other and with arts organisations to create a culture of artistic aspiration and success for their students. The contributors analyse what is needed to make such partnerships a success and explore the issues and challenges faced by teachers and artists who want to collaborate in this way.
The idea of creative partnership is firmly located in the context of debates about urban schooling, 'the learning city' and community regeneration. The book weaves together the voices of students, teachers and artists working to create a shared culture for learning.
The Creative College will be of interest to students, teachers and practitioners in education, arts education, community arts and community development.
The contributors are Andrew Blake, Kelly Davidson, Rachel Fell, Sid Hughes and Jo Parkes, and the editor, Graham Jeffery, who was arts research and development manager at Newham Sixth Form College, and is currently seconded to the University of East London as Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Innovation Studies.