Editor Selections in Arts Education

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Learning, Arts, and the Brain

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 smarter?

Transforming Arts Teaching: The Role of Higher Education

Transforming Arts Teaching: The Role of Higher Education

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 learning.

Dana Press

Acts of Achievement: The Role of Performing Art Centers in Education

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.

Dana Press

Planning an Arts-Centered School: A Handbook

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 commentary.

Dana Press

Partnering Arts Education: A Working Model from ArtsConnection

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.