Arts Education Publications
The Arts and Human Development: Framing a National Research Agenda for
the Arts, Lifelong Learning, and Individual Well-Being
In March 2011, the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S.
Department of Health & Human Services hosted a first-of-its-kind event to
showcase and discuss recent research on the arts and human development.
The one-day forum examined the relationship between the arts and positive
health and educational outcomes at various segments of the lifespan—from
early childhood, to youth and adolescence, to older adult populations.
This white paper summarizes major themes from the forum, and highlights
related studies. It also makes recommendations toward establishing a
long-term federal partnership to promote research and evidence-sharing
nationwide. 38 pp.
Arts Programs for Juvenile Offenders in Detention and Corrections: A Guide to Promising Practices
This 2002 monograph was produced as the final product of a two-year federal collaborative project between the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Arts Endowment. This publication documents the three pilot programs and three enhancement sites in the project, describes the elements of successful arts-in-juvenile justice programs, recounts problem areas such as security concerns and recommends solutions, and includes survey findings of 26 national arts-in-juvenile justice programs with a summary report. 40 pp.
Publication is available by contacting the author, Grady Hillman, at 512-467-8382, or at email@example.com. $5.00 for shipping.
Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development
Published by the Arts Education Partnership with support from the NEA. Details the relationship between learning in dance, drama, music, multiple arts, and visual arts, and the development of fundamental academic and social skills. 160 pp.
Available in a PDF on the AEP Web site (www.aep-arts.org). To order printed copies, contact CCSSO Publications at (202) 336-7016.
How the Arts Can Enhance After-School Programs
Published by the Arts Endowment in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, 2002. Focuses on the role of the arts in after-school activities in neighborhood schools. Summaries of recent research, key elements of successful programs, and highlights of effective partnerships between schools and community-based organizations are also provided. 24 pp.
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Imagine! Introducing Your Child to the Arts
Published by the National Endowment for the Arts, 2004. This reprint of the 1997 NEA publication revises and updates the previous edition's material on introducing children to the arts. Made for parents, the publication includes activities and suggestions in literature, dance, music, theater, visual arts, folk arts, and media arts aimed specifically at children ages 3-8 years old. Includes pull-out guide of arts activities. 68 pp.
Learning Through the Arts: A Guide to the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Education
Published by the National Endowment for the Arts, 2002. A guide to the NEA's Arts Learning initiatives includes brief descriptions of our arts learning grants, partnerships, and programs; a thumbnail history of the Endowment's involvement in arts education research; a section on successful projects and programs that the NEA has supported; and a list of arts learning partners and organizations. Altogether, the publication demonstrates the Endowment's continued commitment to arts learning for children and youth. 44 pp.
Re-Investing in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future
The culmination of 18 months of research, meetings with stakeholders, and site visits all over the country, this President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities report represents an in-depth review of the current condition of arts education, including an update of the current research base about arts education outcomes, and an analysis of the challenges and opportunities in the field that have emerged over the past decade. It also includes a set of recommendations to federal, state and local policymakers. May 2011. 88 pp.
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