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Document Number: 6375

Media Paints Arts Education in Fading Light PDF - This analysis examines how the national press portrays arts education and identifies the most common themes covered in news stories. The analysis found that, overall, arts education is presented as losing ground against more urgent educational priorities. Arts education also is viewed in opposition to an increased focus on standardized tests. The report presents several recommendations to assist advocates so they can capitalize on media coverage to promote and protect arts education in schools, including: highlight arts education successes, nationalize the issue, increase and expand the influential voices on arts education, and focus on the value of the arts versus painting a doom-and-gloom scenario. (Douglas Gould & Co., prepared for the Education Commission of the States, 2005) ...
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