Essay On Arts Education

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“The arts, it has been said, cannot change the world, but they may change human beings who might change the world” (Greene). Years of research has shown the connection between practicing the arts and being better at things like math and reading in school. Without the arts schools are simply asking students to sit around and do things they are just not interested in, the arts teach students about the importance of doing something they love and having that link to something special. Not only does arts education give students a way to express themselves but it also helps students with confidence, academic achievement, social and emotional development, and much more. Arts Education has been proven to help students develop a deeper understanding of topics such as math and reading. In a study conducted by Judith Burton, Columbia University, research showed that subjects such as mathematics, science, and language arts require complex cognitive and creative capacities “typical of arts learning” (Burton, Horowitz, & Abeles). “The arts enhance the process of learning. The systems they nourish, which include our sensory, attention, cognitive, emotional, and motor capacities, are, in fact, the driving forces behind all other learning” (Jensen). In today's society The primary sources of information are no longer lectures from…show more content…
Many school boards feel that art education is not a necessity and not very important in the lives of today’s students. Art classes are constantly compared to the main core classes, such as mathematics and language arts. Many people feel that core classes are much more valuable to a child’s education, which is why art may be cut first from schools if there is a low budget. Art classes offer children critical lessons about life that they are not exposed to in any of the other core classes. As said by Albert Einstein “Logic will get you from A to B, but imagination will take you
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