Doing Well and Doing Good by Doing Art, by James S. Catterall, Imagination Group/I-Group Books, Los Angeles/London, 2009
A 12-Year National Study of Education in the visual and performing arts -- effects on the achievements and values of young adults; data from a study found that thoes who were more engaged in the arts did much better in school and in many other ways as well; Catterall was able to show that low-income students benefited from arts learning even more than more privileged students.
Studio Thinking 2: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education (Second Edition) by Lois Hetland, Ellen Winner, Shirley Veenema, and Kimberly M. Sheridan. Teachers College Press, 2013.
in-depth research on the habits of mind that are instilled by studying art -- habits that have positive impacts on student learning across the curriculum.
Inter/Actions/Inter/Sections: Art Education in a Digital Visual Culture! Robert W. Sweeny, Editor. This anthology, published by the National Art Education Association, features twenty-two chapters from some of the most prominent art educators, theorists, and artists in the field.
“Authors cover topics representing research projects as well as theoretical and practical issues of digital visual culture, including those connected to identity, social interaction, cultural conditions, literacy, and learning.”
Self Portraits Under Influence by Bryan Lewis Saunders Fage editions, Lyon 2013 This series of portraits explores variations in perceptions of being, ranging from feelings of peace and tranquility to those of completely falling apart.
“Common Core Standards & the Arts: A Diploma Worth Having” by Grant Wiggins,
Educational Leadership, March 2011, Volume 68, Number 6, pages 28-33
“There's only one valid measure of the high school curriculum: How well does it prepare students for their adult lives?”
“The Humanities: Why Such a Hard Sell?” by David J. Ferrero (senior program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), Educational Leadership, March 2011, Volume 68, Number 6, pages 22-26
“. . . a centuries-old tradition of educational aspiration, one known as paideia, bildung, or humanitas: the forging of good persons through a broad, humanistic liberal arts education (has vanished). With it has gone any interest in those aspects of curriculum that cannot justify themselves in economic or credentialist terms.”
"Photo and Video Sharing Grow Online" by Maeve Duggan, October 28, 2013
Photos and videos have become an integral part of the online social experience. In a new survey conducted by Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, more than half of internet users post or share photos or videos online
"Teens, Social Media and Privacy" Pew Internet Parent/Teen Privacy Survey July 26 Sept 30 802 Teens 12 - 17 What do teens share on social media.
"What Teens Share on Social Media" Pew Reserach Center 89% of boys and 94% of girls ages 12 - 17 have shared photos of themselves.
Online Sources for Current Research
New Horizons for Learning (NGFL) a non-profit, international network of educators focused on identifying, communicating, and implementing the most effective teaching and learning strategies at all ages and abilities.
The NGFL journals feature articles on creativity and arts education as well as technology, data-driven decision making, museum education, cultural literacy, teacher preparation, and more.
ArtsEdSearch is a project of the Arts Education Partnership (AEP), developed as a resource to better understand and articulate the role that arts education can play in preparing students to succeed in the changing contexts of the 21st Century.
ArtsEdSearch currently includes summaries of over 200 research studies, syntheses of the major findings of these studies, and implications of the collected research for educational policy.
Centers for Research on Creativity (CROC) is a research institution dedicated to understanding creative behavior and motivation -- and programmatic experiences that can boost creativity. The Centers were founded in 2011 by Professors James S. Catterall of University of California and Anne Bamford of the University of the Arts in London, UK. A featured CRoC project has been the creation and testing the Next Generation Creativity Survey, an assessment tool that uses traditional self-report scales along with ratings of original student work to assess creative skills and motivations.
Pew Research Center http://www.pewresearch.org/ is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.