These peer-reviewed, published articles delve into the impact the arts can have on a student’s education in meaningful and significant ways.
CRITICAL LINKS: LEARNING IN THE ARTS & STUDENT ACADEMIC & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Commissioned by The Arts Education Partnership
Compendium of arts research broken down by field. The second section, drama, includes almost 20 research studies that range in topic from drama and literacy, drama and students with learning disabilities, drama and writing, and drama and social-emotional skill development. Shorter summary report is located in Appetizer section.
LIFELONG IMPACT: ADULT PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR HIGHSCHOOL SPEECH AND/OR THEATRE PARTICIPATION
By Johnny Saldaña and Laura A. McCammon
This study published in Youth Theatre Journal sought first to determine in what ways participation in high school theatre/speech classes and/or related extracurricular activities may have positively influenced and affected adults after graduation, and secondly, it sought to identify and advocate the potentially beneficial and “lifelong” impacts that speech/theatre participation during adolescence can contribute to adulthood.
"DOING" LITERATURE: USING DRAMA TO BUILD LITERACY
By Jennifer Catney McMaster
This article from the journal The Reading Teacher explores the use of drama as a teaching tool to promote students’ interest in literacy.