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Make arts education focus of revised culture policy, says professor Cooper

Published:Monday | May 9, 2016 | 5:03 PM
Professor Carolyn Cooper says children should be exposed to arts education from the primary level.

Professor Carolyn Cooper says Jamaica's National Culture Policy should focus on arts education in schools when it is revised.

The University of the West Indies Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies says children should be exposed to arts education from the primary level.

 

Professor Carolyn Cooper

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has agreed to pay for the revision of the National Culture Policy of Jamaica which was drafted in 2003.

The agreement was signed last week by Culture Minister Olivia 'Babsy' Grange.

Minister Grange has already stated that she wants the new culture policy to focus strongly on the economic value of culture.