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[teacherartexchange] research articles


From: Patricia Knott (pknott_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Jun 15 2005 - 14:40:30 PDT

2 new articles of interest FYI

  Researchers Design New Ways to Gauge Arts Spillover
  Education Week, 6/8/2005
  Correlational studies claiming "to show that what students learn in
the arts spills over into mainstream subjects," has generally been
debunked by subsequent experimental studies. "Now, though, a handful of
new studies are taking a different-and some say, more productive-look
at the same question. These researchers say the old 'Mozart makes you
smarter' studies asked the wrong questions and used measurements too
narrow to capture arts learning's full range of benefits. The trick now
is to figure out how best to measure subtler benefits, such as
persistence or the ability to conjure up mental images."

  Teacher Education Homing In on Content
  Education Week, 6/8/2005
  Teachers for a New Era, a five-year, $60.5 million initiative of the
Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation and the Annenberg
Foundation, involves eleven institutions across the country. "The
project has challenged those involved with making over their
teacher-training programs in three ways: by becoming engaged with the
arts and sciences, by treating teaching as a clinical-practice
profession, and, perhaps most important for policymakers, by producing
evidence of the effects their graduates have on student performance."

articles from
  Center for Arts & Culture
  4350 N. Fairfax Dr.
  Arlington, VA 22203
  Tel: 703-248-0430
  Fax: 703-248-0414

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