ERIC Number: EJ792425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 52
Enhancing Student Learning through Arts Integration: Implications for the Profession
Gullatt, David E.
High School Journal, v91 n4 p12-25 Apr-May 2008
The purpose of the present review of literature and research is to examine the benefits the arts provide as enhancements for teaching and learning provided for both educators and students in PK-12 school settings. The relationship between exposure to the arts and student achievement within the academic disciplines such as mathematics, English/language arts, science, and social studies has, until recently, received mixed reviews. Writings related to this topic have been typically theoretical in nature with little empirical support. This article will provide major talking points for both educational policy and curriculum leaders either searching for rationales to: (1) to prepare for or continue providing a functional, productive arts program supporting the school educational mission of student success; and/or (2) address ways to enhance the present school district teaching and learning environment through the arts. Implications for PK-12 educational professionals are also provided from summarized research addressing best practice in the area of arts integration into the PK-12 curriculum.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Art Education, Literature Reviews, Educational Research, Educational Environment, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Enrichment, Cognitive Processes
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools
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