This report provides lists of the elements that are essential for a comprehensive, multifaceted and sequential music education program in schools. Among these elements:
· "Every student shall study music in each grade in elementary school."
· In secondary school, students should have the opportunity to choose from a variety of music programs that are available to them in every academic year.
· Students should have the opportunity to participate in a range of musical performances, both in the school and in the community.
· Students should have creative musical experiences and understand the joy of participation.
This site is an invaluable resource regarding cultural policies and programs in European countries, as well as a few other countries around the world (including Canada). The site contains information about policy objectives, current issues, cultural institutions, cultural financing, governance structures, legal provisions, support to creativity, cultural participation, arts education, diversity and intercultural dialogue.
This report provides a detailed examination of the performance of Canadian 15-year olds in science, reading and mathematics in 2006. As noted in Statistics Canada's Daily article highlighting the report's findings, "Canadian 15-year-old students still are among the best in the world when it comes to science, reading and mathematics".
This report from the Canadian Commission for UNESCO highlights Canadian discussions regarding the state of arts education in Canada, the impacts of arts education, challenges regarding arts education, teacher training policies, and strategies for arts education advocacy.