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ERIC Number: ED510632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun-30
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Advocating for the Visual Arts in the Era of No Child Left Behind
Daniel, Christine
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Research has shown that a solid visual arts program provided to students throughout the K-12 years increases academic achievement, increases self-confidence and self-concept and provides opportunities for students to tap all their intelligences. However, recent budget cuts and the high stake testing on Mathematics and English Language arts at all grade levels demanded by the No Child left Behind Act has led to elimination of art programs across the country leading to less student involvement in the visual arts. It is clear that the public, administrators, parents, teachers and the larger community have little or no knowledge regarding the potential benefits of an art program to the student well rounded education. My research which relied on content analysis of archival data investigates strategies through which teachers and other stakeholders can advocate for the visual arts to ensure they are accorded the same respect other core subjects enjoy! (Contains 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001