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School Climate and Culture - High School


Below is the research linking arts strategies to whole school effects in school climate and culture at the high school level.

Click on any of the study citations to link to a full summary of the study in ArtsEdSearch, the online database of arts

education research.


School Climate and Culture


  • Within challenging learning environments, arts-based intervention strategies promote a sense of community, foster positive school culture, and may play a key role in larger school reform initiatives (Stevenson & Deasy, 2005).  


  • Students in arts integrated schools develop improved attitudes towards school and learning and have fewer disciplinary problems (Barry, 2010). 


  • Arts integration encourages dynamic instructional practices that promote deeper learning, while at the same time rejuvenating teachers at risk of leaving the teaching profession (Bellisario & Donovan, 2012).

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