Fine Arts in K12 Education

Does fine arts have a positive affect on students?

Types of Arts in Schools

  1. Visual Arts
  2. Drama/ Theatre
  3. Dance
  4. Music

Positive Results of Fine Arts

  • improved reading and math scores
  • students experience social, cognitive, and emotional skills
  • increased attendance
  • decreased discipline problems
  • increase parent involvement and support
  • increase students pride and confidence in their work
  • improved qualitative thinking and problem solving

Problems with Arts in Schools

  • underfunded
  • understaffed
  • in few schools
  • schools that do have it, short class times
  • taught "command" style instead of as a creative experience
  • many curricula does not require arts credits