Arts Education Research

 
 

“When schools fail to offer the arts, families with the economic means can purchase art of music lessons, arts camp, and theater tickets to fill the gap.  This pattern of behavior, and the attitudes that prompt it, undermines a community’s public obligation to provide arts opportunities for all children.  The result is that artistic creation and participation become “gated communities.”


- The Arts and School Reform: Lessons and Possibilities from the Annenberg Challenge Grants (2003)

 

Academiccontributing to skill development in reading, language and mathematics.

Basiccontributing to the development of skills considered basic for success in school, life and work including thinking, social and motivational skills.

Comprehensivecreating environments conducive to student and teacher success by fostering teacher innovation, a positive professional culture, community engagement, increased student attendance, effective instructional practice and school identity.


Critical Links:  Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development (2002)


FREE and Downloadable resources cited and consulted for the powerpoint, Open the Gate!  The ABC’s of Arts Education:



Sir Ken Robinson:  Do Schools Kill Creativity? February 2006



Champions of Change:  The Impact of the Arts on Learning (1999)



Critical Evidence:  How the Arts Benefit Student Achievement (2006)


Critical Links:  Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development (2002)



The Impact of Arts Education on Workforce Preparation (2002)


Making a Case for the Arts:  How and Why the Arts are Critical to Student Achievement and Better Schools (2005)


The Arts and School Reform:  Lessons and Possibilities from the Annenberg Challenge Grants (2003)



Learning, Arts, and the Brain:  The Dana Consortium Report (2008)



More arts education research publications can be found at the Arts Education Partnership website.  Most of them are FREE and Downloadable.

 

Please feel free to use the powerpoint (in a pdf format) below to help Open the Gate for all children:

Research Supporting Instrumental Music:

Thank you, Juneau School Board, for funding instrumental music at the elementary level for three years.