Doing well and doing good by doing art
In the late 1990s, James Catterall and colleagues analyzed data from the National Educational Longitudinal Survey (NELS:88), a study of some 25,000 secondary school students over four years, and found significant connections between high involvement in arts learning and general academic success. In 2009 Catterall analyzed ten additional years of data related to the same cohort of students, now age 26. The results, presented in, Doing Well and Doing Good by Doing Art, strongly connect arts learning with both general academic success and prosocial outcomes.
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