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Fields, Linda wrote:
> I'm not sure I agree, but nevertheless, participation in art (and "the
> arts") has been shown to improve school attendance and discipline.
> Improvement in both of these can only help improve learning. And-if it
> doesn't, why has the college board put out statistics that show higher
> scores on the sat for students who've taken more than one year of an arts
> course? Linda in NC
> From: lindacharlie
> Sent: Thursday, May 13, 1999 7:26 PM
> To: vvance
> Cc: artsednet.edu
> Subject: Re: importance of art education
> In his session at the NAEA convention, Elliot Eisner made the point
> much of the research you are looking for is flawed and therefore
> invalid. Someone on the list said he had an article in "Art
> not too long ago in which he went into detail about this. As much as
> would like to believe that art improves academic learning, this has
> been proven in research and it is not a firm foundation on which to
> build an art program. (If scores don't improve it will be "art's
> Linda in Michigan
> Vicki Vance wrote:
> > Does Art Education help Children's Grades in School?
> > > I am on a curriculum committee which is considering improving
> the art program in our small school district. We could use any information
> or statistics that would explain
> > art's value for our children and society in general.
> > >
> > > Perhaps someone could recommend some web sites, books or
> articles that I could research and photocopy for our presentation
> particularly in the area of reading.
> > >
> > > Thank you,
> > >
> > > Vicki Vance
> > > vvance