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Document Number: 5275

Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning - Seven research teams examined a broad spectrum of education programs to determine what the arts change about the learning experience along with why and how the arts impact the learning experience. This compilation summarizes their studies and findings, which include: 1) learning about and through the arts can help “level the playing field” for students from disadvantaged backgrounds; and 2) students with high levels of arts participation outperform “arts-poor” students. The authors conclude by discussing the relevance of their studies for policy and practice in the education system. (Edited by Edward B. Fiske. The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Arts Education Partnership, 1999)...

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