Research Grants in the Arts Study Findings – Education

Bowen, Daniel H., & Kisida, B. “Investigating Causal Effects of Arts Education Experiences: Experimental Evidence from Houston’s Arts Access Initiative” (2019). Also available at Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

Lee, Bridget Kiger, Patricia Enciso, & Megan Brown. “The Effect of Drama-based Pedagogies on K-12 Literacy-Related Outcomes: A Meta-Analysis of 30 Years of Research” (working paper, 2019).

Alegrado, Alenamie and Adam Winsler. “Predictors of Taking Elective Music Courses in Middle School Among Low-SES, Ethnically Diverse Students.” Journal of Research in Music Education (in press, 2019). Free pre-print version.

Gara, Taylor V., and Adam Winsler. "Selection Into, and Academic Benefits From, Middle School Dance Elective Courses among Urban Youth." Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts (in press, 2019). Free pre-print version.

Winsler, Adam, Taylor V. Gara, Alenamie Alegrado, Sonia Castro, & Tanya Tavassolie. “Selection Into, And Academic Benefits From, Arts-Related Courses in Middle School for Low-Income, Ethnically Diverse Youth.”  Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts (in press, 2019). Free pre-print version.

Sherman, Aleksandra, & Nancy Marie Mithlo. “Seeing American Indians: Self, Other, and the Role of Visitor Mindset in Museums” (working paper, 2018).

Brown, Eleanor D., Mallory L. Garnett, Blanca M. Velazquez-Martin, and Timothy J. Mellor. "The Art of Head Start: Intensive Arts Integration Associated with Advantage in School Readiness for Economically Disadvantaged Children." Early Childhood Research Quarterly 45 (2018): 204-214.

Hogan, Jillian, Sara Cordes, Steven Holochwost, Ehri Ryu, Adele Diamond, and Ellen Winner. “In More Time in General Music Class Associated with Stronger Extra-Musical Outcomes in Kindergarten?”. Early Childhood Research Quarterly 45 (2018): 238-248.

Susman-Stillman, Amy, Michelle Englund, Chloe Webb, & Amanda Grenell. “Reliability and Validity of A Measure of Preschool Children’s Theatre Arts Skills: The Preschool Theatre Arts Rubric”. Early Childhood Research Quarterly 45 (2018): 249-262.

Kidd, David, and Emanuele Castano. “Reading Literary Fiction and Theory of Mind: Three Preregistered Replications and Extensions of Kidd and Castano (2013).” Social Psychological and Personality Science, (June 2018). Free pre-print version.

Rowe, Meredith L., Virginia C. Salo, and Kenneth Rubin. "Toward Creativity: Do Theatrical Experiences Improve Pretend Play and Cooperation among Preschoolers?." American Journal of Play 10, no. 2 (2018). Free pre-print version.

Etheridge Woodson, Stephani, Seline Szkupinski Quiroga, Tamara Underiner, & Robert Farid Karimi. “Of Models and Mechanisms: Towards an Understanding of How Theatre-Making Works as an ‘Intervention’ in Individual Health and Wellness”. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance 22 (2017): 465-481. Free pre-print version.

Elpus, Kenneth. “Understanding the Availability of Arts Education in U.S. High Schools” (working paper, 2017).

Gerstein Ramsey, Lori, Esti Hellmann, & Susanne Harnett. “The Mirror and the Canyon: Reflected Images, Echoed Voices: Chapter Two” (working paper, 2017).

Hafeli, Mary, & Rob Horowitz. “Learning In and Through the Arts: Transfer and Higher Order Thinking” (working paper, 2017).

Elpus, Kenneth. “Music Education Promotes Lifelong Engagement with the Arts”. Psychology of Music (in press). Free pre-print version.

Brown, Eleanor D., Mallory L. Garnett, Kate E. Anderson, & Jean-Philippe Laurenceau. “Can the Arts Get Under the Skin? Arts Classes and Cortisol for Economically Disadvantaged Preschool Children”. Child Development (in press, 2016). Free pre-print version.

Elpus, Kenneth. “Understanding America’s Human Capital Investment in Arts Education: Arts Educators in the Nation’s Public Schools” (working paper, 2016).

Elpus, Kenneth. “Estimating the Effect of Music and Arts Coursework on College Admissions Outcomes”. Arts Education Policy Review (2016). Free pre-print version.

StClair, Lisa. “String Sprouts Annual Evaluation: 2015-2016” (working paper, 2016).

Thomas, M. Kathleen. "Music Education and Its Causal Impact on Student Engagement and Success: A Program Evaluation of Little Kids Rock" (working paper, 2016).

Gerstein Ramsey, Lori, Dawn Boyer, & Alyssa Byrne. “The Mirror and the Canyon: Reflected Images, Echoed Voices” (working paper, 2015).

Robey, Kenneth L., Michael D. Reed, Phylliss Steiner, & Bonnie Fader Wilkenfeld. "Fine Arts Participation, Self-Determination, and Locus of Control among Persons with Developmental Disabilities". Arts & Health (2016). Free preprint version.

Baxley, Joel, Susanne Burgess, Laurie Melnik, & Marrisa Nesbit. "Arts Education in the South, Phase II: Profiles of Quality" (2014).

Gardner, Amanda, Lori L. Hager, & Grady Hillman. "Prison Arts Resource Project: An Annotated Bibliography" (working paper, 2014). Also available in updated format at Prison Arts Resource Project.

Wolf, Dennie P., & Steven Holochwost. "Our Voices Count: The Potential Impact of Strength-Based Music Programs in Juvenile Justice Settings" (2014).

Bradley, Karen, Jane Bonbright, & Shannon Dooling. "Evidence: A Report on the Impact of Dance in the K-12 Setting" (2013).

Bradley, Karen, Jane Bonbright, & Shannon Dooling. "Evidence: A Report on the Impact of Dance in the K-12 Setting Brochure" (2013).

Elpus, Kenneth. "Arts Education and Positive Youth Development: Cognitive, Behavioral, and Social Outcomes of Adolescents who Study the Arts" (working paper, 2013).

Maschi, Tina, Jerry Miller, William Rowe, & Keith Morgen. "An Evaluation of a Cultural Arts Program for Youth in a Juvenile Justice Program: Technical Report" (working paper, 2013).

Miller, Jerry & William Rowe. "Art-ternative to School Suspension" (working paper, 2013).