New Zealand - International Document

The contributions of learning in the arts to educational, social and economic outcomes. Part 1: A review of the literature


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Bolstad R

Year of Publication:
2010

Publisher(s):
Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

This review of international and New Zealand literature explores the arguments made, and evidence for, the contribution of participation and/or formal learning in arts disciplines to educational, social/cultural and economic outcomes, with a key focus on school-aged learners. It is the first stage of a two-stage project for the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

This review focuses on all the arts disciplines included in the Arts learning areas of The New Zealand Curriculum (Ministry of Education, 2007) and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (Ministry of Education, 2008), with a particular focus on music education as requested by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

The following parameters guided the literature search:
• International and New Zealand literature published since 2000 (with reference to earlier landmark research where relevant).
• A focus on studies most relevant to the New Zealand context.
• Arts disciplines include those named in The New Zealand Curriculum (visual art; dance; drama; and music/sound arts) and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (Ngā Toi, which includes sound arts, performing arts and visual arts).
• A main focus on programmes involving primary and secondary students, including curricular, co-curricular and possibly community-based programmes targeted at children and young people up to 18 years old.
• Where relevant, literature about early childhood and post-school (tertiary) learning in the arts will be noted; however, this is not the main focus of the review.

Part 2: Literature synthesis appears in a separate document.



Evidence Type: Literature Review

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Literature Review

Context: Education

Participant Group: Children (0-15)

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Bolstad R (2010). The contributions of learning in the arts to educational, social and economic outcomes. Part 1: A review of the literature.Wellington: New Zealand Council for Educational Research for the Ministry for Culture and Heritage