Research Shows Arts Education Boosts Learning, So Where's the Rush to Teach Arts?
Decades of research suggest that some types of arts education can lead to academic improvements. But even though No Child Left Behind designated arts a core subject, student access to dance, theater and visual arts declined between 2000 and 2010. What are the challenges educators face in teaching a discipline many researchers say spurs student achievement, reduces absences and boosts graduation rates? This webinar will look at state-level arts education policy and student access to arts programs, the arts education research landscape, and offer a spotlight on city programs that are galvanizing arts education.
- James Catterall, Centers for Research on Creativity, Professor Emeritus, UCLA
- Sandra Ruppert, Director, Arts Education Partnership
- Mary Plummer, Southern California Public Radio
This webinar was made possible in part by a grant from The Wallace Foundation, whose Knowledge Center features resources on arts education.