Introduction Last week I was in Kentucky to speak about the role of arts education to members of the Kentucky Arts Alliance. I want to include some of the power point presentation I made to them. I started out talking … Continued
Introduction I thought it would be interesting to post the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ definition of arts integration. The JFK Center for the Performing Arts is one of the nation’s largest users of this type of … Continued
George Land’s Creativity Test Most people understand the need for children to play and create. However, by adulthood, creativity can be seen as a lonely activity for artists. Few of us may realize how central the idea of creativity is … Continued
This paper was presented at the national conference of the American Education Research Association (AERA) in San Antonio on April 28, 2017. Executive Summary The purpose of this rigorous research and evaluation design was to measure the effect of arts … Continued
I want to give the public access to a brief summary of our first study in Rochester, NY on the impact of the arts on student learning. The three year grant (2007-2009) was a quasi-experimental design, 10 schools in the treatment group and 10 schools in control group, to learn the impact of arts integration on student achievement. Our firm was the evaluator for this grant.
Purpose of AEMDD
The purpose of the AEMDD Federal grant is to support the enhancement, expansion, documentation, evaluation, and dissemination of innovative, cohesive models that are based on research and have demonstrated that they effectively: (1) integrate standards-based arts education into the core elementary and middle school curricula; (2) strengthen standards-based arts instruction in these grades; and (3) improve students’ academic performance in ELA and Math, social studies and science, including their skills in creating, performing, and responding to the arts.