National Education and the Arts Statement

Historical context:
 
The National Education and the Arts Statement   is the result of a joint resolve by both the Cultural Ministers' Council (CMC) and the Ministerial Council for Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) in 2007 to set down a vision for the future of education and the arts in Australia. It recognises that schools that value creativity and innovation lead the way in cultivating the well-informed and active citizens Australia's future demands.
 
The statement articulates the importance of the arts in giving students opportunities to both appreciate and be active participants in Australia's vibrant cultural life, which encourages the growth of flexible individuals who can communicate effectively and cope with change. It also notes the importance of the arts in engendering cultural understanding and social harmony, and outlines key principles for collaborative action to improve and increase student access to arts programs.
 
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