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ERIC Number: EJ1093574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Arts Impact: Lessons from ArtsBridge
Shimshon-Santo, Amy R.
Journal for Learning through the Arts, v6 n1 2010
Arts Impact summarizes lessons learned at the ArtsBridge Program. It is informed by in-depth participant observation, logic modeling, and quantitative evaluation of program impact on K-12 students in inner city schools and arts students at the University of California Los Angeles over a two year period. The case study frames its analysis through a literary overview of the following social issues: 1) how educational attainment relates to poverty in California; 2) the importance of the creative economy in Los Angeles; and 3) the failure of California to reach federally mandated goals in arts education--particularly for under-resourced neighborhoods. Data finds statistically significant positive impacts on participants' views of self and others. This case study suggests important roles for higher education partnerships with under-resourced K-12 schools, the significance of quality teacher preparation in the arts at the university level, and the positive impact of arts education for empowering student and teacher learning.
Descriptors: Art Education, Program Effectiveness, Participant Observation, Statistical Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Urban Schools, Case Studies, Educational Attainment, Poverty, Self Concept, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
Center for Learning in the Arts, Sciences and Sustainability. University of California Irvine, School of Biological Sciences III, Office 2656, Irvine, CA 92697. Tel: 949-824-4317; Fax: 949-824-2965; Web site: http://sites.uci.edu/class/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California