Education for a saner world

Linking arts and crafts to mainstream education is not impossible. To achieve this, what is required is political insight and a qualitative change in the adult mindset, a definitive shift. Our present educational system is far too dominated by left-brain subjects, primarily language, maths and science. The school timetable has little time for right-brain subjects – music, theatre, dance, the visual arts, craft among others. These are all treated as extracurricular, sort of postscripts. Education that concentrates mainly on half the brain is absurd, even dangerous.