A Community Audit For Arts Education

 
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A Community Audit For Arts Education

Two major research reports released in 2000, Gaining the Arts Advantage: Lessons from School Districts that Value Arts Education and Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning, have provided evidence of what supporters of the arts in education have known for some time:

  • The arts help all students to succeed in school and in life;
  • Quality arts education programs have a greater likelihood of being a part of the school curriculum when school and community leaders have come together to make that goal a reality; and,
  • The arts can provide a way to engage youth who are not being reached through traditional schooling.

The Kennedy Center, through the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN), has developed this Community Audit for Arts Education: Better Schools, Better Skills, Better Communities, to assist local education, community, and cultural leaders in assessing the status of arts education in their schools and school districts and to encourage community partnerships to strengthen and expand arts education for all students.

Every community has strengths as well as areas for continued growth and improvement. By making use of this community audit, leaders can come together to reflect on their current programs, evaluate current resources, and make solid plans for realizing a collective vision for the future of arts education in their schools and in after-school programs. This Community Audit for Arts Education can be used quickly and easily by busy community leaders. It also encourages the involvement of cross-sections of the community who may not have a history of working together. The language regarding “Indicators of Commitment

The Kennedy Center, through the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN), has developed this Community Audit for Arts Education: Better Schools, Better Skills, Better Communities, to assist local education, community, and cultural leaders in assessing the status of arts education in their schools and school districts and to encourage community partnerships to strengthen and expand arts education for all students.

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Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network
36
2007
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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Washington
DC, 20566
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