Harris Poll shows 93 percent believe the arts are vital.
This telephone poll of 1,000 adults demonstrated strong support among Americans for arts education. For example, 86 percent of those polled agree that an arts education encourages and assists in the improvement of a child's attitude toward school, and 83 percent believe that arts education helps teach children to communicate effectively with adults and peers.
At the same time, the survey showed uncertainty among "those involved in the life of a child" about how to become involved in advocating for arts education in schools. Sixty-two percent believe there are other people or organizations in the community better suited to take action than they are; 40 percent say that they do not know how to get involved in arts education.
|Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback|
|Title Annotation:||Items of Interest|
|Publication:||American Music Teacher|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2005|
|Next Article:||Jabez Press announces Composition Invitational winner.|