Webinar Focuses on the Impact of Arts Education Programs

The August 27, 2014 webinar from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Task Force on the Arts and Human Development focused on how in-school arts education programs affect student creativity, academics, or social outcomes. Ivonne Chand O’Neal, Director of Research and Evaluation at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, shared the results of her evaluation of the Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program in the Washington DC-area public schools, and Mariale Hardiman, Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education and former principal of Roland Park Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore, Maryland, discussed her work at the intersection of cognitive research and effective teaching strategies.

See http://arts.gov/video/arts-human-development-task-force-august-2014-webinar

The NEA Interagency Task Force was formed in 2011 to encourage research on how the arts can help people reach their full potential at all stages of life. Task Force members represent multiple units across federal government, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education, among others.

The Task Force meets quarterly to share ideas and information about research gaps and opportunities for understanding the arts’ role in improving health and educational outcomes throughout a life time. The Task Force is conducting a literature review of research on the arts and human development and sponsors webinars to highlight recent research on the arts and human development.

See at http://arts.gov/partnerships/task-force

 


 

The FYI Arts updates are written by Joan Platz, Research and Knowledge Director for the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education.  The purpose of FYI Arts is to keep arts education advocates informed about issues dealing with the arts, education, policy, research, and opportunities.  The distribution of this information is made possible through the generous support of the Ohio Music Education Association ( www.omea-ohio.org), Ohio Art Education Association ( www.oaea.org), Ohio Educational Theatre Association ( www.ohedta.org); OhioDance (www.ohiodance.org), and the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education ( www.oaae.net).

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About OAAE

Since our founding in 1974, by Dr. Dick Shoup and Jerry Tollifson, our mission has always been to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Working at the local, state, and federal levels through the efforts of a highly qualified and elected Board of Directors, our members, and a professional staff we have four primary areas of focus: building collaborations, professional development, advocacy, and capacity building. The OAAE is funded in part for its day-to-day operation by the Ohio Arts Council. This support makes it possible for the OAAE to operate its office in Columbus and to work statewide to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Support for arts education projects comes from the Ohio Arts Council, The John F. Kennedy Center, Ohio Music Education Association, Ohio Art Education Association, Ohio Educational Theatre Association, VSA Ohio, and OhioDance. The Community Arts Education programs of Central Ohio are financially assisted by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. We gratefully acknowledge and appreciate the financial support received from each of these outstanding agencies and organizations.
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