Resources to learn more about arts education

Resources to learn more about arts education

“The Artful Teaching & Learning Handbook”: A report from the Perpich Center for Arts Education providing tools, processes, and examples from its field sites to help practitioners create arts-based and arts- infused learning

“The Arts and School Reform: Lessons and Possibilities from the Annenberg Challenge Arts Projects”: A report from the Annenberg Center for School Reform at Brown University describing the results of arts education projects funded through this effort

California Alliance for Arts Education: Promotes, supports, and advocates for visual and performing arts education for preschool through post-secondary students in California schools. Included is the “Insider’s Guide to Arts Education Planning.”

California Art Education Association: Supports educators by anchoring the elements and principles of design in meaningful instruction and promoting the alignment of the approved state content standards for visual art and the national visual art standards

California County Superintendents Education Services Association: Its Arts Initiative website provides numerous reports and resources on arts education, in and out of schools

“Designing the Arts Learning Community: A Handbook for K-12 Professional Development Planners”: A guide to designing arts education professional development for K-12 classroom teachers, with a searchable database of 50 arts learning communities

“Learning, Arts, and the Brain”: A three-year study addressing the question, Are smart people drawn to the arts or does arts training make people smarter? The project has identified genes involved in predisposition to the arts and also demonstrates that cognitive improvements are a result of artistic training.

“An Unfinished Canvas: Arts Education in the San Francisco Bay Area”:
A report from the Stanford Research Institute examining students' access to arts education in public schools

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