UofA NEA Research Lab Presentation at APPAM 2018

Dr. Jay Greene, director of the University of Arkansas NEA Research Lab, presented new preliminary results from our Year 2 Woodruff study findings during a panel titled Arts Education in the United States: National Education Policies for Arts Education and...

New Field Trip Study

The National Art Education Association and the Association of Art Museum Directors just released a new study examining the effects of student field trips to art museums.  The study looked at outcomes for students who went on a single field trip to one of six...

Want More Art Ed? Decentralize School Control

By Jay Greene I just came back from the National Convening of the Arts Education Partnership.  It was a fantastic gathering of arts advocates, researchers, and practitioners.  I was particularly struck by the comments during the opening session made by...

Upcoming Conference Presentations

We will be presenting preliminary results from our Woodruff experiment at a number of conferences over the next few months.  First, we will be presenting at the American Alliance for Theatre & Education national conference, which will be held in Minneapolis...

Arts Abroad: Israel and the Importance of the Ancient

By Angela Watson I recently had the pleasure of spending roughly 10 days in Israel as part of a University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform study abroad trip and was able to see much art during that time. Israel is an interesting and confusing mix of very,...

Arts Afield: Meaningless Metrics

By Angela Watson Researchers often find as many questions as answers in their work. Hence, the common refrain “more research is needed” often found in the last paragraph of studies. However, it has occurred to me that the problem with research into the effects of the...

Theater Experiment in Educational Researcher

You don’t have to wait until tomorrow, tomorrow, or tomorrow.  Our article on the effects of student groups seeing live theater is available on Educational Researcher today! The article is an updated and peer-reviewed version of the article we posted on...