Arts Education Call-In Special
I was fortunate enough to turn on the radio yesterday during a short portion of a call-in show on arts education on my local NPR channel (WCPN 90.3; www.wcpn.org). I’ve been listening to it online at my desk this morning (a link to the audio is below), and I must say it’s fascinating.
The station bills the show as:
Today Dee Perry spends the show looking at the impact of arts education in Northeast Ohio, during this special call-in program, produced in partnership with Northern Ohio Live Magazine. Joining Dee are national arts education expert from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Harvard's Project Zero, Lois Hetland co-author of Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education. Also joining Dee as she opens the phones are Annie McNally-Dienes from Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio and award-winning Berea High School art teacher, Jim Bycznski.
The panel members and callers have covered a number of great topics, including:
- funding woes
- teachers’ roles in building student confidence
- the correlation between arts education and overall student achievement
- the role of art education in developing problem solving skills
- integrating art education with other school subjects