Sunday, April 26, 2009

LEA - Links to Education and Art

Links to Education and Art (Lea International) is an international network of experts and practitioners which has been in existence for a decade. It was created by UNESCO with a view to strengthening the role of arts teaching in general education.

LEA’s aim is to multiply contacts between specialists throughout the world for the exchange of information and dissemination of best practices, pedagogical tools and interdisciplinary resources in each discipline. It also gathers information on teacher training.

LEA is therefore elaborating an inventory of the situation of international arts education that can assist governments in furthering arts education in their country. The first phase of this program was concluded by a World Conference on Arts Education (Lisbon, Portugal, 6 to 9 March 2006).