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Shall We Have Intelligence Tests in Art?


by George J. Cox — 1927

PERHAPS this unprofessional paper should commence with the question—Shall we have art instruction in schools? Some, agreeing with Dr. Jowett, may protest that art is an iridescence which proceeds from a decaying civilization. Others may deplore its inutility when the student seeks a livelihood. A casual glance at the economics of art will disprove the latter suggestion, and satisfy even those to whom life is almost too earnest and real. But the teacher would be justified in replying that he is not so interested in art providing a living, as that it shall lead to a more abundant life. As to the suggestion of decadence, it seems just possible to arrive at that stage without art's mitigating beauty.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 28 Number 7, 1927, p. 690-695
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 5822, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 2:12:07 AM

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