• Some highlights of Art Education research....
    Did You Know?


    Young people who participate in the arts for at least three hours on three days each week through at least one full year are:

    • 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement

    • 3 times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools

    • 4 times more likely to participate in a math and science fair

    3 times more likely to win an award for school attendance

    • 4 times more likely to win an award for writing an essay or poem



    •Young artists, as compared with their peers, are likely to:

    • Attend music, art, and dance classes nearly three times as frequently

    • Participate in youth groups nearly four times as frequently

    • Read for pleasure nearly twice as often

    • Perform community service more than four times as often


    (Living the Arts through Language + Learning: A Report on Community-based YouthOrganizations, Shirley Brice Heath, Stanford University and Carnegie Foundation For theAdvancement of Teaching, Americans for the Arts Monograph, November 1998)