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Crooke, Alexander Hew Dale – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
This article explores the extent to which recent policy-based advocacy for music in Australian schools has been guided by economic arguments. This exploration was driven by emerging commentary on the rise of neo-social education policy, which is said to have reframed equality and social justice in education as tools for economic agendas. To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Music, Music Education
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Robinson, Mitchell – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
Recent corporate education reform policies have replaced relatively informal systems of principal observations that had been familiar to many teachers for much of their professional careers with high-stakes teacher evaluation (HSTE) systems that now determine who is allowed to remain in the profession and who gets terminated. Many education…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Todhunter-Reid, Abigail – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
The aim of this study was to estimate the within-child associations of in-school arts education and achievement in reading and mathematics, using four waves of data (kindergarten, 1st-grade, 3rd-grade, and 5th-grade) from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study. Fixed effects techniques were applied to adjust for the confounding effects of all…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Academic Achievement, Kindergarten
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Bautista, Alfredo; Wong, Joanne – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
The professional development (PD) opportunities typically offered to school music teachers in most countries have been described as sporadic, unsystematic, capricious in both purpose and content, and hence ineffective. Among other consequences, this has seriously limited the kinds of questions that music-specific PD researchers have been able to…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Ulger, Kani – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
What is the link between art and creativity? The purpose of this study was to determine the role of art education in creative thinking. A causal-comparative research design was used. Arts and science high school students (N = 162) participated. Results showed that creative thinking in visual arts students in Grade 10 with high scores differed…
Descriptors: Art Education, Science Education, Creative Thinking, High School Students
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Willerson, Amy – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
This article is a review and thematic analysis of the 2014 National Core Arts Standards (NCAS). Historically, there exists a gap between the arts and assessment-based educational practices. Thematic analysis of the NCAS reveals a policy striving to bridge the gap between the way arts educators envision arts in schools, and the current reality of…
Descriptors: Art Education, National Standards, Academic Standards, Educational Policy
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Hedgecoth, David McKinley; Major, Marci – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
The Great Recession caused many school districts across the country to make numerous cuts in their annual budget models. As a result of these austerity measures, administrators often reduced arts education offerings. In the current study, we highlight how budget reductions in three districts negatively impacted music education curricula, and how…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Music Education, School Funds, Retrenchment
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Xu, Lihua; Diket, Read; Brewer, Thomas – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
This article describes a secondary analysis of the National Assessment of Educational Progress 2008 eighth-grade visual arts data (N = 3,912). These assessments occur under government mandate on a periodic schedule and data on the arts were collected in 1997 and again in 2008. The purpose of this study was to predict students' visual art response…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Least Squares Statistics, Structural Equation Models
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Mannathoko, Magdeline C.; Mamvuto, Attwell – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
Art in Botswana primary schools is taught under the umbrella term Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA), a subject that encompasses various arts disciplines. The arts disciplines are Physical Education, Music, Design and Technology, Home Economics, and Drama and Dance. The subject introduces learners to various disciplinary knowledge, media, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Learner Engagement, Art Education
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Brasche, Inga; Thorn, Benjamin – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
The intrinsic and extrinsic benefits of music education incorporate academic, social, emotional, and behavioral spheres. To deny students access to music education essentially locks them out of such benefits, limiting their potential. Music education programs have declined significantly in Australia in the last few decades and access to such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Access to Education, Equal Education
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Elpus, Kenneth – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine postsecondary admissions outcomes for music and arts students as compared to their non-arts peers using nationally representative data (N = 14,900) from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002. Controlling for certain observable differences between students who do and do not elect arts courses, music…
Descriptors: College Admission, Outcomes of Education, Longitudinal Studies, Art Education
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Schroeder-Arce, Roxanne – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
As the Texas Education Agency implements new standards for arts teachers and U.S. arts education policy stakeholders articulate a need for culturally competent educators, teacher preparation programs must respond and consider methods to prepare developing teachers to meet such standards. Preservice arts educators need exposure to a variety of art…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Policy, Interviews, Student Teacher Attitudes
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de Araújo, Gustavo Cunha – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
This article examines the relation between official policy on art education in Brazilian basic education and what is actually taught and done in public school teaching in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Making use of interpretative analysis, I directly observed art classes in schools selected in the state of Mato Grosso. I also analyzed the laws, guidelines,…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Policy, Public Schools, Observation
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Gibson, Cynthia M. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
In 2009, a group of local foundations, the school district, arts organizations, and the Mayor's Office launched the Boston Public Schools Arts Education Initiative (BPS-AE)--a multiyear, citywide, public--private initiative aimed at increasing BPS students' access to in-school arts education. Managed by a strong local intermediary with deep…
Descriptors: Community Action, Art Education, Public Schools, Urban Schools
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Chapman, Sian; Wright, Peter; Pascoe, Robin – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
This article examines macro, meso, and micro understandings of policy enactment within Western Australian primary school arts education where a new national arts curriculum is being revised and implemented through a process colloquially known as "adopt and adapt." This article focuses on how a government-led implementation policy has…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Art Education, National Curriculum, Educational Policy
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