Arts Integration Frameworks, Research and Practice: A Literature Review

  • October 24, 2011
  • By a2ru      
The phrase “arts integration” means different things to different people…


 

The phrase “arts integration” means different things to different people, and is often used interchangeably with other phrases such as “arts-infused” and “arts-based” learning. Hundreds of studies of K-12 education in and through the arts have been published, with varying definitions and methodologies of both practice and research. This much-needed review of the literature incorporates relevant publications between 1995 and 2007 into an overarching framework that includes discussion of historical context, definitions, theoretical frameworks, and methods and practices. Two very brief pages on arts integration in higher education demonstrate how little systematic attention has been given to the subject; but the issues raised in the review are entirely applicable to the higher ed context.

Burnaford, Gail Sally Brown, James Doherty, and H. James McLaughlin. Arts Integration Frameworks, Research and Practice: A Literature Review. 2007.