ERIC Number: EJ920070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Fight the Stress of Urban Education with the Arts
Creedon, Dennis W.
Phi Delta Kappan, v92 n6 p34-36 Mar 2011
Stress is a major health problem in urban neighborhoods, but integrating the arts into education can help children deal with stress. Stress reduces or eliminates a child's ability to learn by increasing the production of cortisol in the brain, while working in the arts has been shown to produce endorphin, which counteracts the effects of cortisol. Integrating the arts into education has been particularly effective with disadvantaged children.
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Neighborhoods, Urban Education, Stress Variables, Stress Management, Coping, Art Activities, Art Education, Music Education, At Risk Students, Brain
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