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Hunter-Doniger, Tracey; Fox, Madison – Arts Education Policy Review, 2020
This article discusses a mixed-methods study funded by the National Arts Education Foundation that investigated art education courses designed for preservice generalist teachers at universities across the United States. Qualitative data from the survey revealed five reoccurring concepts: (a) arts integration, (b) time/course mandate, (c) missing…
Descriptors: Art Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Jones, Sara K. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2020
The purpose of this study was to explore a fledgling community-school music partnership, "Making Music", and to examine the benefits and challenges of this partnership. The partnership was initially conceived to fill gaps in the music curriculum in an urban school district where few middle schools housed music programs and music at the…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Music Education, Music, Public Schools
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Kladder, Jonathan – Arts Education Policy Review, 2020
The coursework requirements for an undergraduate music education degree in the U.S. have remained relatively unchanged since the early twentieth-century. In light of the changing milieu of the twenty-first century music learner, some scholars and researchers have suggested redesigning particular components of the music education degree. A few…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Curriculum Development, Undergraduate Students, 21st Century Skills
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Lingo, Mitchell D. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2020
Though many studies explore arts participation at the P-12 level and attendance at the adult level, there remains little to no exploration on who attends arts events throughout college. Being an egalitarian period of life where on-campus arts programing remains either free or at a reduced cost, college may be one of the last areas to cultivate…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Social Influences, Student Characteristics, Human Capital
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Jacobs, Rachael – Arts Education Policy Review, 2020
Ongoing and regular assessment is a critical component of the Drama classroom. Australia has a state-based system of education, in which states and territories are responsible for their own assessment policies. Each Australian state and territory has a different system of assessing Drama in the senior years, accompanied by varying methods of grade…
Descriptors: Drama, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Methods, Educational Policy
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Crooke, Alexander Hew Dale – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
This article explores the extent to which recent policy-based advocacy for music in Australian schools has been guided by economic arguments. This exploration was driven by emerging commentary on the rise of neo-social education policy, which is said to have reframed equality and social justice in education as tools for economic agendas. To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Music, Music Education
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Robinson, Mitchell – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
Recent corporate education reform policies have replaced relatively informal systems of principal observations that had been familiar to many teachers for much of their professional careers with high-stakes teacher evaluation (HSTE) systems that now determine who is allowed to remain in the profession and who gets terminated. Many education…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Todhunter-Reid, Abigail – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
The aim of this study was to estimate the within-child associations of in-school arts education and achievement in reading and mathematics, using four waves of data (kindergarten, 1st-grade, 3rd-grade, and 5th-grade) from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study. Fixed effects techniques were applied to adjust for the confounding effects of all…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Academic Achievement, Kindergarten
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Bautista, Alfredo; Wong, Joanne – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
The professional development (PD) opportunities typically offered to school music teachers in most countries have been described as sporadic, unsystematic, capricious in both purpose and content, and hence ineffective. Among other consequences, this has seriously limited the kinds of questions that music-specific PD researchers have been able to…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Ulger, Kani – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
What is the link between art and creativity? The purpose of this study was to determine the role of art education in creative thinking. A causal-comparative research design was used. Arts and science high school students (N = 162) participated. Results showed that creative thinking in visual arts students in Grade 10 with high scores differed…
Descriptors: Art Education, Science Education, Creative Thinking, High School Students
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Willerson, Amy – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
This article is a review and thematic analysis of the 2014 National Core Arts Standards (NCAS). Historically, there exists a gap between the arts and assessment-based educational practices. Thematic analysis of the NCAS reveals a policy striving to bridge the gap between the way arts educators envision arts in schools, and the current reality of…
Descriptors: Art Education, National Standards, Academic Standards, Educational Policy
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Hedgecoth, David McKinley; Major, Marci – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
The Great Recession caused many school districts across the country to make numerous cuts in their annual budget models. As a result of these austerity measures, administrators often reduced arts education offerings. In the current study, we highlight how budget reductions in three districts negatively impacted music education curricula, and how…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Music Education, School Funds, Retrenchment
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Xu, Lihua; Diket, Read; Brewer, Thomas – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
This article describes a secondary analysis of the National Assessment of Educational Progress 2008 eighth-grade visual arts data (N = 3,912). These assessments occur under government mandate on a periodic schedule and data on the arts were collected in 1997 and again in 2008. The purpose of this study was to predict students' visual art response…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Least Squares Statistics, Structural Equation Models
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Mannathoko, Magdeline C.; Mamvuto, Attwell – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
Art in Botswana primary schools is taught under the umbrella term Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA), a subject that encompasses various arts disciplines. The arts disciplines are Physical Education, Music, Design and Technology, Home Economics, and Drama and Dance. The subject introduces learners to various disciplinary knowledge, media, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Learner Engagement, Art Education
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Brasche, Inga; Thorn, Benjamin – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
The intrinsic and extrinsic benefits of music education incorporate academic, social, emotional, and behavioral spheres. To deny students access to music education essentially locks them out of such benefits, limiting their potential. Music education programs have declined significantly in Australia in the last few decades and access to such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Access to Education, Equal Education
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