Title

Design Education Supports Social Responsibility and the Economy

Publication Title

Arts Education Policy Review

Publication Date

11-20-2010

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1080/10632913.2011.518123

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Abstract

Although goals change and reflect the issues of the time, two primary goals of education in a democracy have remained constant over time. The first goal is to educate for vocational competence and the second is to produce caring, intelligent, and wise citizens. Articulating the connection of design education concepts to the economy and social responsibility is beneficial in educating K–12 students. This article illustrates the ways in which design education fosters the skills needed in the global twenty-first century to help students make a better life for themselves and their community and improve the world. I articulate ways to incorporate design as an essential component into a comprehensive visual arts program.

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