Arts education

Volume 8 No 3 / August 26, 200926 August 2009

This special “back-to-school” issue of the Arts Research Monitor highlights resources regarding arts education in Canada and the US. The Canadian reports include a description of high-quality music education in schools and statistics about the arts and reading in Ontario schools. The American reports provide case studies of the revitalization of arts education as well as the role of arts learning in developing arts audiences.


Cultivating Demand for the Arts: Arts Learning, Arts Engagement, and State Arts Policy

Arts Research Monitor

Arguing that “demand for the arts has not kept pace with supply”, this report recommends that greater attention be paid to increasing demand for the arts, especially via arts learning activities in public schools, post-secondary education and communi… View this resource

Revitalizing Arts Education through Community-Wide Coordination

Arts Research Monitor

This report examines examples of “collaboration and coordination among the different providers and influencers of arts education” in six large American cities. The report argues that a context of “pervasive neglect of arts education” in American scho… View this resource

Annual Report on Ontario’s Public Schools 2009

Arts Research Monitor

This report, based largely on a survey of 1,123 elementary and secondary schools (representing 23% of the province’s schools), provides a wide range of statistics on Ontario’s schools, including information about libraries, reading and the arts. The… View this resource

Music Education Guidelines

Arts Research Monitor

This report provides lists of the elements that are essential for a comprehensive, multifaceted and sequential music education program in schools. Among these elements: · “Every student shall study music in each grade in elementary school.” · In seco… View this resource

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