RESEARCH SHOWS that ARTS EDUCATION HELPS STUDENTS*:
Achieve higher academic success.
Develop critical thinking skills.
Explore different cultural values and belief systems.
Develop a greater comprehension of self and compassion for others.
Improve self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-respect.
Boost skills of communication, cooperation and collaboration.
Attain better job opportunities with higher pay, more responsibility, more room for growth, and more employee satisfaction.
Say that creativity and collaboration are skills they look for when hiring.
Affirm that arts education classes help people develop these skills.
Give millions of dollars annually to fund arts education.
THE ARTS CAN:
Reach students who might otherwise slip through the cracks.
Assist students with different learning styles.
Create a feeling of connection and cooperation between students.
CREATE SCHOOLS THAT ARE EXCITING PLACES FOR LEARNING AND DISCOVERY.
* “Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development” Arts Education Partnership, 2002. www.aep-arts.org In association with the National Endowment for the Arts, and the United States Department of Education