Henderson, Russell E.
College for Professional Studies
Master of Education
School of Education and Counseling
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
Despite the fact that it is the law to include art in education, the arts are often inadequately funded, and/or given minimal attention in U.S. public education. This research project discusses the history of education, provides a review of literature on the benefits of art education, looks at the impact of Gardner's (1993/1983) theory of Multiple Intelligences, and the work of Gardner and his colleagues on the arts, thinking, and creativity. Collectively, all of this information was then formed into a guide called, Have You Had Your Art Today? (Why you should build your school's art programs). This guide's intended audience was educators, administrators, and parents. Three professionals in art and education reviewed this guide and provided feedback in the form of an evaluation. The strengths and weaknesses from their evaluations were reviewed, and areas of further study were provided. This project concludes that schools in the U.S. need to further pursue increasing their arts programs.
Date of Award
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Bumguardner-Myers, Emily A., "The Place of Art in K-12 Education" (2006). Regis University Student Publications (comprehensive collection). 398.