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Arts education

Volume 10 No 7 / January 11, 201211 January 2012

In this issue: A focus on arts education and children’s arts experiences, including an American report on arts education and arts participation, a study of the arts education activities of Toronto performing arts organizations, a report on the participation of young Canadian children in arts and reading activities outside of school, as well as a brief report on the situation of the arts in Ontario schools.

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The Arts: From the People for Education Annual Report on Ontario’s Publicly Funded Schools 2011

Arts Research Monitor

Based on a survey of 1,027 elementary and secondary schools (21% of all schools in Ontario), this brief report highlights the situation of the arts in Ontario schools. The report argues that “Ontario has an extensive arts curriculum, but no specific… View this resource

Young children’s participation in the arts and reading outside of school in 2008

Arts Research Monitor

Based on 10,309 parents responding to Statistics Canada’s National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth, this report provides information about the participation of young children in arts and reading activities outside of school in 2008. The rep… View this resource

Performing arts education overview

Arts Research Monitor

Based on a survey of senior arts education staff members and artistic directors of 50 Toronto-area performing arts companies, this report provides information about “the range, reach and impact of the arts education programs of dance, music, opera an… View this resource

Arts education in America: What the declines mean for arts participation

Arts Research Monitor

This report makes a strong statistical connection between childhood arts experiences and adult arts participation. In fact, the report indicates that “arts education has a more powerful effect on arts attendance than any other measurable factor”. In… View this resource

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