Tuesday, July 05, 2005

'The Creative College' is published!

At last the book is out. The blurb on the back explains its content:

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 NewVIc and is currently seconded to the University of East London as Programme Leader for Performing Arts.

You can order the book from amazon by clicking on the link on the right...