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Arts Smarts Or Random Visits: Arts Field Trips In The American Education Policy Context, Angela R. Watson May 2019

Arts Smarts Or Random Visits: Arts Field Trips In The American Education Policy Context, Angela R. Watson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The school field trip is as much a part of the American educational experience as letter grades and recess. However, in response to a variety of pressures such as accountability, safety, and funding, the school field trip is reported to be in decline. Traditional field trip destinations, like museums and zoos, claim that attendance has declined. Further, these institutions feel pressure to connect field trips directly to state educational standards, or even design field trips to meet state standards that may be outside their areas of expertise, in order to justify a field. In this collection of three studies, I …


Arts Education Access: Some Children Left Behind, Emma Catherine Dougherty May 2019

Arts Education Access: Some Children Left Behind, Emma Catherine Dougherty

Undergraduate Theses and Capstone Projects

Arts education remains to be cut from school programs despite the research done to prove the correlation between the arts and academic success across various fields. Through robust research done by the Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Arts, and EdVestors, there is ample evidence that the arts are not only important, but that they are necessary, particularly for students from underserved populations.

Looking at the current and past laws surrounding American public education, there is much to be learned. Specifically, the No Child Left Behind Act implemented a wave of standardized testing. Many schools are still left …