Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Strong Arts, Strong SchoolsThe Promising Potential and Shortsighted Disregard of the Arts in American Schooling$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Charles Fowler

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195148336

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148336.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 18 September 2019

The Correlation with Academic Achievement

The Correlation with Academic Achievement

Chapter:
(p.138) chapter fourteen The Correlation with Academic Achievement
Source:
Strong Arts, Strong Schools
Author(s):

Charles Fowler

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148336.003.0014

The effect of arts study on learning in general, though not yet substantiated sufficiently, can be surprisingly positive. Students that study the arts seem to do better overall. Apparently there is a critical, though as yet not adequately explained or documented, link between the extent of arts engagement and the quality of academic performance. In a variety of programs across the United States, the arts have been credited with helping young minds perform well and encouraging students to stay in school. The Florida Department of Education, for example, found a direct correlation between an active fine and performing arts program and increased student motivation and a lower dropout rate. The Manchester Craftsmen's Guild in Pittsburgh, an organization that apprentices young at-risk, inner-city students in the arts while teaching them mathematics, English, and other subjects, found a correlation between the arts and student academic performance.

Keywords:   United States, arts, learning, students, engagement, academic performance, motivation

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .