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ERIC Number: EJ1175018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
Impact of WOWW's Fine Arts Enriched Education Programming
Sharp, Laurie A.; Tiegs, Ali
International Journal of Instruction, v11 n2 p25-40 Apr 2018
Learning through the fine arts possesses many benefits, yet efforts to address the arts within public schools, particularly rural schools, are insufficient. In an effort to support rural public schools in Texas, Window On a Wider World (WOWW) began providing fine arts enriched education programming in 2006 to area partner schools that serve students at the elementary grade levels. The purpose of the current study was to explore the impact of WOWW's fine arts enriched education programming on student academic achievement with state-mandated standardized assessments, as well as campus attendance rates. This study employed an ex-post facto, causal-comparative quantitative research design to analyze mean differences between WOWW partner schools and non-WOWW partner schools. Data were collected from the 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 2015-2016 school years and analyzed using independent samples t-tests. Two levels of data analyses were employed, which produced four statistically significant findings among all public schools and five among rural public schools. Implications of these findings were shared, as well as limitations and recommendations for future studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A