Taking an International Look at Education Policy

In her article “Looking Beyond Our Borders for National Arts Education Policies,” Talia Gibas explores the arts education policies in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and South Africa to find out what lessons could be learned and implemented at the national level in the U.S.

Her research into these nations touches on three questions:

  • What policies and standards are in place at the national level regarding the arts in schools?
  • What dedicated funding streams are available (again, at the national level) for arts education during the school day?
  • What are the roles of federal versus state/municipal governments in implementing/monitoring education?


Read more at createquity.com.


US DOE Reports on Arts Education

On April 2, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released a study titled Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools 1999-2000 and 2009-10.

Check out several resources related to this report’s release:

Ten Years Later: a Puzzling Picture of Arts Education in America on ARTSblog

ED Releases New Report on Arts Education in U.S. Public Schools on US DOE Blog

Prepared Remarks of the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Report