For the first time, coordinated,
multi-university scientific research brings us closer to answering the
question: Are smart people drawn to the arts or does arts training make people
Transforming Arts Teaching:
The Role of Higher Education examines innovations in arts-teacher training.
Best practices at 24 higher-education institutions are featured, along with
proceedings from Dana’s national symposium, an event that examined ways in
which colleges, universities, and conservatories can enhance arts
Acts of Achievement:
The Role of Performing Art Centers in Education, a 168-page publication,
provides the first study of K-12 education programs offered by performing arts
centers nationwide, and showcases 74 performing art center institutions, large
and small, partnering with their local schools.
Planning an Arts-Centered School: A Handbook is comprised of
eighteen essays by artists and educators highlighting best practices and
offering approaches from their varied experiences in the development of
successful arts-centered schools. There is also a prolegomenon and an opening
Partnering Arts Education: A
Working Model from ArtsConnection details the importance of classroom teachers
and artists forming partnerships as they build successful residencies in
schools. Partnering Arts Education provides insight and concrete steps in using
the ArtsConnection model.