Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning

  • October 24, 2011
  • By a2ru      
When young people are involved with the arts, something changes in their lives…


 

“When young people are involved with the arts, something changes in their lives… Advocates for the arts often use photographs of smiling faces to document the experience. But in a society that values measurements and uses data-driven analysis to inform decisions about allocation of scarce resources, photographs of smiling faces are not enough.” These observations open the monograph, Champions of Change, which documents rigorous research revealing a range of benefits derived from arts-infused K-12 education, including more intense engagement in school, better performance on standardized tests, higher grades, fewer hours of television watched per week, and other metrics. Champions is an important basis for understanding and making the case for arts integration at all levels of education.

The Arts Education Partnership. Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning. Edited by Edward b. Fiske. 1999.