NEA Arts Education Webinar: Collective Impact
On March 20, 2013, John Kania, managing director of FSG, presented his research into the uses of “collective impact” by the social sector, followed by a discussion with NEA Director of Arts Education Ayanna Hudson. Both Kania and Hudson then took questions from the public.
As defined by FSG, collective impact is the commitment of a group of actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a complex social problem. The webinar examined how collective impact can help federal, state, and local leaders move forward in a common direction.
U.S. History: 1815-1850 – Arts, Education, Law & Justice, Science & Medicine (1998)
As strong opponents of the war, the Federalists held the Hartford Convention in 1814 that hinted at disunion. National euphoria after the victory at New Orleans ruined the prestige of the Federalists and they no longer played a significant role. President Madison and most Republicans realized they were foolish to let the Bank of the United States close down, for its absence greatly hindered the financing of the war. So, with the assistance of foreign bankers, they chartered the Second Bank of the United States in 1816.
The Republicans also imposed tariffs designed to protect the infant industries that had been created when Britain was blockading the U.S. With the collapse of the Federalists as a party, the adoption of many Federalist principles by the Republicans, and the systematic policy of President James Monroe in his two terms (1817–25) to downplay partisanship, the nation entered an Era of Good Feelings, with far less partisanship than before (or after), and closed out the First Party System.
The Monroe Doctrine, expressed in 1823, proclaimed the United States’ opinion that European powers should no longer colonize or interfere in the Americas. This was a defining moment in the foreign policy of the United States. The Monroe Doctrine was adopted in response to American and British fears over Russian and French expansion into the Western Hemisphere.
In 1832, President Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States, ran for a second term under the slogan “Jackson and no bank” and didn’t renew the charter of the Second Bank of the United States of America. Jackson was convinced that central banking was used by the elite to take advantage of the average American.
In 1830, Congress passed the Indian Removal Act, which authorized the president to negotiate treaties that exchanged Native American tribal lands in the eastern states for lands west of the Mississippi River. Its goal was primarily to remove Native Americans, including the Five Civilized Tribes, from the American Southeast; they occupied land that settlers wanted. Jacksonian Democrats demanded the forcible removal of native populations who refused to acknowledge state laws to reservations in the West; Whigs and religious leaders opposed the move as inhumane. Thousands of deaths resulted from the relocations, as seen in the Cherokee Trail of Tears. Many of the Seminole Indians in Florida refused to move west; they fought the Army for years in the Seminole Wars.
The Second Great Awakening was a Protestant revival movement that affected the entire nation during the early 19th century and led to rapid church growth. The movement began around 1790, gained momentum by 1800, and, after 1820 membership rose rapidly among Baptist and Methodist congregations, whose preachers led the movement. It was past its peak by the 1840s.
It enrolled millions of new members in existing evangelical denominations and led to the formation of new denominations. Many converts believed that the Awakening heralded a new millennial age. The Second Great Awakening stimulated the establishment of many reform movements – including abolitionism and temperance designed to remove the evils of society before the anticipated Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
After 1840 the growing abolitionist movement redefined itself as a crusade against the sin of slave ownership. It mobilized support (especially among religious women in the Northeast affected by the Second Great Awakening). William Lloyd Garrison published the most influential of the many anti-slavery newspapers, The Liberator, while Frederick Douglass, an ex-slave, began writing for that newspaper around 1840 and started his own abolitionist newspaper North Star in 1847. The great majority of anti-slavery activists, such as Abraham Lincoln, rejected Garrison’s theology and held that slavery was an unfortunate social evil, not a sin.
Love Gov: An Education in Debt (Ep. 1 of 5)
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Starring: Jonathan Flanders (Gov), Kira Pozehl (Alexis), Kaci Beeler (Libby)
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How Arts Education Supports a Community
Commissioned by the Laird Norton Family Foundation, this short documentary shows how important an arts education is to a thriving and healthy community. Featured in this story are
Susan Warner, Executive Director of the Museum of Glass
David Fischer, Executive Director of the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts
Patricia Lacey-Davis, Owner of Embellish Multi-Space Salon
Joshua Proehl, Interim Director of Education, Tacoma Art Museum
Produced by Zach Varnell for Elements of Education
Edited by Zach Varnell
Music by Ian Jury, Tacoma School of the Arts Student
Benefits of a Liberal Arts Education
This presentation, by Dr. C. Earl Leininger, Associate Provost for Arts and Sciences at Gardner-Webb University, is focused on two ideas: education grounded in the Liberal Arts and preparation for career. It distinguishes between Liberal Arts disciplines and Liberal Arts values and argues that we need to erase the artificial distinction between studies deemed liberal and those called practical. Liberal Arts education and preparation for career are not in competition—they are complementary. A Liberal Arts education is a practical education because it develops just those capacities required for any job or career—the knowledge, skills and connections that are crucial to life and work.