- Key findings
Calls for advancing arts education as part of a comprehensive K-12 curriculum and details recommendations, including building collaborations among various approaches, developing the arts integration field, and expanding teaching opportunities for artists.
Successful Strategies: Arts education is associated with increased academic achievement, school engagement, and creative thinking. Tweet
Successful Strategies: Arts integration models, the practice of teaching across classroom subjects in tandem with the arts, have yielded particularly promising results in school reform and closing the achievement gap. Tweet
Observation: There is enormous variety in the delivery of arts education across the country, with areas of visionary activity flourishing in some locations and inequities in access increasing in others. Tweet
Observation: Recommendations for advancing arts education include: 1) building collaborations among different approaches; 2) developing the field of arts integration; 3) expanding in-school opportunities for teaching artists; 4) utilizing federal and state policies to reinforce the place of arts in K-12 education; and 5) widening the focus of evidence gathering about arts education. Tweet
- Published by
- President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
- Funded by
- John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
- North America / United States
- Copyright 2011 President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
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