ERIC Number: ED490785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-22
Reference Count: 9
Examination of the Impact of Involvement in the Arts on Students' Decisions to Stay in School
Ramey, Linda K.
This educational research study was designed to examine various factors related to involvement in The Arts that have encouraged students, in grades 7-12, who are not otherwise academically inclined to stay in school. This project used photo journaling to document and gather evidence from selected students/subjects as to the influences (teachers, peers, self-expression, etc.) that enabled them to stay in school, namely Schools of the Creative/Performing Arts. Another tangential aspect of this research was related to the possible link between involvement in an Arts curriculum and self-confidence, self-esteem and related psychological factors in these students. Site visits to three Schools of the Creative/Performing Arts were conducted in order to interview students and gather data. Students were selected based on criteria such as identification by teachers and administrators as potential dropouts had it not been for their involvement in The Arts.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A