The State of Theatre for Young People in Ontario: Voices from the Field (17 Oct 2005 | Vol. 3 | No. 3)
Based on input from 31 stakeholders who contributed to focus group sessions, interviews and questionnaires, this report, prepared by Hill Strategies Research for the Ontario Arts Council, summarizes qualitative research into the financial realities and artistic and business practice in Ontario's theatre for young people sector.
This report, based largely on survey work done by People for Education, argues that "nearly a decade of cuts to funding for both education and culture have proven devastating for arts programs in Ontario schools".
English-language Canadian Literature in High Schools (Executive Summary) (17 Oct 2005 | Vol. 3 | No. 3)
Based largely on teacher and student surveys, this report attempts to document the state of English-language Canadian literature in high schools and to present "pragmatic suggestions on how to ensure that Canadian students and teachers are adequately encouraged to use Canadian literature in schools".
Education Indicators in Canada, Variation in Literacy Skills among Canadian Provinces (17 Oct 2005 | Vol. 3 | No. 3)
Education Indicators in Canada summarizes data on education funding, student achievement and the nature of the school-age population in Canada.
The Crisis in Canada’s School Libraries: The Case for Reform and Re-Investment (17 Oct 2005 | Vol. 3 | No. 3)
A Sampling Survey of Response to The Crisis in Canada’s School Libraries
The Crisis in Canada's School Libraries makes the case that "an investment in school libraries and teacher-librarians provides the sorts of dividends that educators now seek from public school funding: better student achievement, improved literacy and reading skills, and enhanced readiness to succeed in a post-secondary environment".
These web resources compiled by the Canadian Conference of the Arts provide information and statistics to help artists and cultural workers demonstrate the value of the arts and culture in Canada.
As in other parts of the world, government cutbacks to arts programs in the school curriculum in England are contributing to a push for arts organizations to supplement arts education in English schools. This study aims to assess the procedures used by arts organizations to evaluate their educational programs. The author argues that arts organizations should be able to offer schools "striking and illuminating alternatives" to officially prescribed curricula. (Malcolm Ross, Vol 5 No 1)
This report, peppered with highlights of various museums' educational offerings, summarizes survey responses from 376 museums concerning their contributions to the education of Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in the U.S. in 2000-01.
Acts of Achievement: The Role of Performing Arts Centers in Education (17 Oct 2005 | Vol. 2 | No. 6)
This brief report outlines the results of a June 2002 symposium that brought together "leaders in the fields of art and education to explore new ways to infuse the creative impulses of the arts and artists into education in America".