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Re: [teacherartexchange] Guggenheim Study Suggests Arts Education Benefits Literacy Skills (New York Times)

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From: Laurie Reber (lareb18_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Aug 07 2006 - 11:43:10 PDT


Hello All,

I am very interested in this article as are several of
my supervisors. However, I was unable to access the
article for free. Does anyone have a copy of the
article?

Thanks,
Laurie Reber
AJHS Chandler, AZ

--- Judy Decker <judy.decker@gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Art Educators,
>
> This article appeared in New York Times. You will
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> (online).
>
> Guggenheim Study Suggests Arts Education Benefits
> Literacy Skills
> By RANDY KENNEDY
>
> Quoted from the article:
> "The study found that students in the program
> performed better in six
> categories of literacy and critical thinking skills
> ? including
> thorough description, hypothesizing and reasoning ?
> than did students
> who were not in the program."
>
> "Yet the study also found that the program did not
> help improve
> students' scores on the city's standardized English
> language arts
> test, a result that the study's creators said they
> could not fully
> explain."
>
> Perhaps if they include WRITING about art (rather
> than all oral
> questioning) scores might also improve on
> standardized tests.
>
> This study is listed under BOOKS rather than Art &
> Design:
> http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/index.html
>
> Regards,
>
> Judy Decker
> Incredible Art Department
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