The arts and humanities are considered to be a core academic subject under federal law. This designation grants these education programs the right to federal funds; however, budget propositions do not allot the arts sufficient financial resources.
Funding Challenges and Successes in Arts Education is a timely research publication featuring the most recent scholarly information on fiscal changes that support the financing of the humanities in national and international education. Including extensive coverage on a number of topics and perspectives such as strategic planning, school reform, and teacher training, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, teachers, and administrators seeking current research on innovative ways to fund the arts.
Siu Challons-Lipton (Ed.)
is Chair of the Art Department and the Carolyn G. and Sam H. McMahon Professor of Art History at Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina (USA). She is also Noble Faculty Fellow at Queens. She earned her doctorate degree in 19th Century Art from the University of Oxford and her bachelor’s and master’s of art degrees in Baroque Art from McGill University. She also trained at Sotheby’s, London, in 19th and 20th Century Decorative Arts. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mint Museums. Her research interests include 19th Century Academic and Realist Art, Internationalism in late 19th Century Paris, Scandinavian Art of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Black Mountain College of North Carolina, Critical and Creative Thinking, and Visual Literacy. She published a book in 2002 on The Scandinavian Pupils of the Atelier Bonnat
, 1867-1894. Dr. Challons-Lipton spent her childhood in Africa, Europe and the South Pacific. She continues to be passionate about travel, culture, languages, and of course, art.
Richard Emanuel (Ed.)
is Professor of Communication at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama. He earned his doctorate degree in Communication Research from the Florida State University, a master’s degree in speech communication from Auburn University, and a bachelor’s degree in speech and theater from the University of Montevallo. Dr. Emanuel has taught at two-year and four-year, private and public colleges in the southeast. His research interests include communication styles, campus sustainability, student cell phone use, communication education, and visual literacy. He has had dozens of research articles published in national and international journals and he has made numerous presentations at professional conferences. He has traveled to every state in the US (except Alaska) and more than 20 countries on 5 continents. In addition to travel he enjoys culture, movies, racquetball, scuba diving, and watching TED talks (TED.com).