Current Research in Arts Education: An Arts in Education Research Compendium
A project of the California Arts Council and ARTS, Inc., this document is a compilation of arts education research that is beneficial to policymakers, educators, arts leaders, business leaders, foundation officers, and parents as they assume positive leadership roles in making the arts basic in California schools.
Many kinds of research are represented in this compendium ﾝfrom research on the arts and academic achievement and arts learning and the brain, to research on model partnerships, policy initiatives, and workforce development. Research that was current(since 1995), published and/or publicly available, and educationally significant was more likely to appear here than research not meeting these criteria. Large-scale and small-scale studies, using both quantitative and qualitative methods, are represented. In some cases, research is included which was not written about arts education, but which has implications for arts education policy and practice. (From Introduction)