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

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From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Jul 27 2006 - 07:36:22 PDT


Dear Art Educators,

This article appeared in New York Times. You will need to subscribe to
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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
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
Incredible Art Resources
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/

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