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Transcript of Art Education
Young people who participate in the arts for at least three hours on three days each week through at least one full year are:
Statistics and Facts
Students who study art are 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement and 3 times more likely to be awarded for school attendance.
One study group showed that 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students who were taught a foreign language every day in school outperformed the students who were not exposed to a foreign language on their Basic Skills Test.
Multiple studies have concluded that curricular and extracurricular art studies and activities help keep high-risk dropout students stay in school.
New brain research shows that not only does music improve skills in math and reading, but it promotes creativity, social development, personality adjustment, and self-worth.
Arts and music education programs are mandatory in countries that rank consistently among the highest for math and science test scores, like Japan, Hungary, and the Netherlands.
Learning in the arts enables every child to develop the critical thinking, collaborative, and creative skills necessary to succeed in today's ever-changing world.
makes a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has been proven to help level the "learning field" across socio-economic boundaries (Involvement in the Arts and Success in Secondary School, James S. Catterall, The UCLA Imagination Project, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, UCLA, Americans for the Arts Monograph, January 1998)
has a measurable impact on at-risk youth in deterring delinquent behavior and truancy problems while also increasing overall academic performance among those youth engaged in afterschool and summer arts programs targeted toward delinquency prevention
4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement
3 times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools
4 times more likely to participate in a math and science fair
3 times more likely to win an award for school attendance
4 times more likely to win an award for writing an essay or poem
Drawing I made for
Art education is slowly dwindling, they are constantly being canceled due to low school funds.
Participate: Sing, play music, read a book, dance, or draw with your child at home.
Support: Encourage your child or friends to participate in creative outlets and celebrate their participation in arts activities both in their school and the community.
Go Read: Visit your local library and read "the classics" together—from Mother Goose to Walt Whitman.
Speak Up : Attend a school board or PTA meeting and voice your support for adequately funded arts education programs as part of the school’s budget. Brush up on the facts about arts education beforehand.
Take The Lead: Tell your child’s teacher or principal about how vital the arts are to quality education. Ask them what they need and how you can help!
Think Local: Read your local newspaper or community website to find out about local cultural events for you and your child to enjoy.
Volunteer: Donate time, supplies, or other resources to your child’s school or a local arts organization's education programs.
Join The Cause: Join our Cause campaign called "Keep the Arts in Public Schools." It’s free!
Be An Advocate: Show your support for arts education by speaking with education leaders and decision makers. For ways to take action, visit Americans for the Arts’ website.
Stay Informed: Keep up to date on the latest arts education news by subscribing to The Arts Ask for More newsletter.
All art/drawings in this presentation were drawn by me!
By: Brandy Barban