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Arts instruction helps students master basic subjects. (What the Numbers Say).

Teaching art for art's sake is tougher than ever these budget-crunching days. So arts advocates may take heart in a recent UCLA study that found drama, music and dance classes help students master basic subjects such as reading and math. Researchers based their finding on an analysis of 62 studies on the impact of arts education. "`While education in the arts is no magic bullet for what ails many schools, the arts warrant a place in the curriculum because of their intimate ties to most everything we want for our children and schools," UCLA education professor James Catterall told USA Today.

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Publication:Curriculum Review
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Date:Nov 1, 2002
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