Arts as important as math/science
Today, a report called "My Mind a Beautiful Thing" argues that teaching and nurturing children to be creative and to use their imaginations is essential in our schools.The report is based on an arts program that's been going on since 2002 called Exploring Creativity in Depth, for students in grades 1 through 8, at selected schools in Toronto.
Austin Clarkson is one of the people behind this program. He's a professor emeritus in music at York University and is the director of the Milkweed Collective which developed the program. He joined us in studio to tell us more about the report he wrote. Listen (runs 5:51)
You can read Clarkson's report here .