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The study of art should incorporate a curriculum which changes and develops with current events, student interest, and other content area integration.  As world events spark questions for students, the art classroom has the power to answer them by studying art, critically viewing visual culture, and developing skills to give meaning to students' newly discovered answers.  Additionally, the shifts that have taken place in conceptions of the various stages of child development and student learning styles have also supported an expanded view of art that is multicultural and diverse. Image Removed 

Art education is important because it can be conducted as the humanistic discipline, which provides students with the tools for reshaping, re-envisioning, and recreating their own worlds.  Art educators should inspire students to develop understandings of the various ways in which art can facilitate positive change, public dialogue, and community building.