Arts education

Volume 11 No 5 / October 17, 201217 October 2012

In this issue: Five important reports and resources examining arts education in the US, England and Australia, including evidence regarding the impacts of the arts for at-risk youth, the connection between childhood arts experiences and adult arts attendance, the impacts of partnerships between arts organizations and schools, ways to improve arts education in American schools, as well as information about an arts education research clearinghouse.


Arts Ed Search

Arts Research Monitor

The focus of this internet-based clearinghouse is “on research examining how education in the arts – in both discrete arts classes and integrated arts lessons – affects students’ cognitive, personal, social and civic development, and how… View this resource

Reinvesting in Arts Education

Arts Research Monitor

This American report examines the state of arts education, its benefits for students and classrooms, as well as potential improvements in arts education provision. The report argues that “building capacity to create and innovate in our students is ce… View this resource

Partnerships between Schools and the Professional Arts Sector

Arts Research Monitor

This evaluation document, as well as the accompanying literature review, examines the impacts of artist-in-residence and exposure-to-arts programs in schools and arts venues in Victoria, Australia. Data for the report were collected from “primary and… View this resource

Encourage children today to build audiences for tomorrow

Arts Research Monitor

This report examines the relationship between childhood arts experiences and adult arts participation, based on a survey of 13,500 English adults who were asked to recall their childhood arts experiences. Overall, the report found that “being exposed… View this resource

The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth

Arts Research Monitor

Based on four longitudinal datasets, this American report examines the association between in-depth arts engagement and academic or civic outcomes for at-risk youth. Most of the comparisons in the report are between children with either low or no art… View this resource

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