The Arts in Higher Education as a Vehicle for Social Change: Right vs. Wide
Higher education institutions constitute an apparently privileged space within which society can question, experiment with and even confront itself. In theory, they can be an environment for creative endeavour. However, numerous contradictions encountered in practice hinder or even impede this being the case. In this article, Nanci Lee underlines the potential and creativity that the combination of arts and higher education can offer. Through the use of examples and different voices, the author reveals and interprets the real experiences that show how this combination can be a vehicle for social change. Nanci Lee has collaborated with the Universities and Social Commitment Observatory and forms part of the Scientific Committee of the next GUNI Conference for the thematic line on Higher education, arts and creativity. - Nanci Lee
Introduction: a splash of cold water
About the author
Nanci Lee is an educator, a poet and a cooperative/microfinance consultant. Formerly she taught at the Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University in Canada. She is currently self-employed.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008