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Transforming education through the arts

Author: Brian Caldwell; Tanya Vaughan
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
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This timely book takes up the challenge of maintaining programs in the arts in the face of unrelenting pressure from two directions; the increasing focus on literacy and numeracy in schools, teamed with the cut-backs in public funding that often affect the arts most severely. Drawing on the wealth of evidence already available on the impact of the arts, including the findings of a landmark experimental study in  Read more...
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Caldwell, Brian.
Transforming education through the arts.
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012
(DLC) 2011023773
(OCoLC)714730447
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Caldwell; Tanya Vaughan
ISBN: 9780203152492 0203152492 9781136519413 1136519416
OCLC Number: 782918653
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 166 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The social and educational costs of neglecting the arts --
The challenge of transforming schools --
Pitfalls in educational reform --
Research evidence on engagement in the arts --
Methodology for Australian study --
Impact on student achievement --
Impact on student wellbeing --
Studies of schools where arts interventions have succeeded --
Turning around schools through engagement in the arts --
A policy agenda.
Responsibility: Brian Caldwell and Tanya Vaughan.

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This timely book takes up the challenge of maintaining programs in the arts in the face of unrelenting pressure from two directions; the increasing focus on literacy and numeracy in schools, teamed with the cut-backs in public funding that often affect the arts most severely. Drawing on the wealth of evidence already available on the impact of the arts, including the findings of a landmark experimental study in Australia, this text considers: The social and educational impact of neglecting the arts Research evidence on engagement in the arts Why there is a need for educational reform How to tr.

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