Arts In Schools
By: Cassidy Jones, Kelsey Gray, and ANgel Vizcaino
Data from College Entrance Examination Board shows that studets who take four years or more of art classes while in highschool score 100 points better on their SATs than those who dont.
A study showed that when a group of 60 adolecents, ages 13-17, participated in jazz and hiphop (or really any other type) of dance classes 2x a week for 10 weeks, they reported significant gains in confidence, tolerance, and persistence.
High school students who earned little to no arts credits were 5x more likely not to have graduated than those who did
Why don't people see the benefits of Arts?
- Helps with Cross-Cultural Understanding-
Arts experiences foster pro-social behaviors and social tolerance that help prepare students for life in an increasingly global and culturally diverse world. Ensemble performance, community mural painting, and other group arts experiences in which participants are from diverse backgrounds demonstrate particular value for developing crosscultural understanding
- Persistently high drop out rate (that reach 50% in some areas) are evidence that schools can no longer engage and motivate their students.
- Researchers from the University of California have found that students with high arts involvement performed better in standardized tests and watch fewer hrs of tv and are more active within their community.
How to Add More Arts
- Before and After school Programs
- Many people cannot to the things they want because of money. The schools can sponsor fundraisers so that students can go without having to worry about money.
- The schools can set aside days for certain people with the right requirements, such as good grades, can go and spend part of the school days with the younger kids. This provides an incentive to work harder and provides fun for both older and younger students, as well as being academically beneficial.
- With the help of museums and theaters and other programs, schools would be able to do field trips and expose more people to the arts. This would give them the chance to learn about art while still getting away from the institutional feeling schools bring.
- Hirschfeld, Neal. "Teaching Cops to See." Smithsonian. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2014
- Education Testing Service, 2000)
- Additional support provided by: Members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities; and the Stephen and Myrna Greenberg Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Communal Fund, President’s Committee on the Arts And the humanities
- President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH)
- Kinney, D. W., & Forsythe, J.L. (2005).
- Heath, S., & Wolf, S. (2005).