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Re: Data on Art Education & Test scores


From: D. Sterner (dsterner_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Oct 12 2000 - 19:13:30 PDT

Yes Lee!
That was on NPR. You can listen to the broadcast by going to:
then scroll down to HOUR TWO: What's the Value of Arts Education?
this will broadcast through real player ( a program needed to hear the
broadcast) If you don't have it, you can download it at

*Researcher, Project Zero, Harvard Graduate
School of Education

Will listening to Mozart make math easier?
Will playing the piano or
actingin a play improve your cognitive
skills? A new study by the
HarvardGraduate School of Education suggests
that while there are
some linksbetween experiences with the arts
and learning, it won't
necessarily improveyour SAT scores.


> I just heard a program a couple weeks ago on NPR about this subject. It
> showed that an Arts based program did NOT affect test scores. I think the
> research was done by two women who looked at a multitude of studies done
> the last 20 years. Great program but I cannot for the life of me remember
> their names. Someone else on this list must have heard it. Their big
> argument for the arts was to pitch it as an integral part of living. It
> brings quality of life. Not to argue that it will increase learning in
> areas.
> Lee