Creative Victoria and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) commissioned research and evaluation of partnerships between schools and the professional arts sector in two stages, generating two reports.
Stage1 of this research identified national and international research on the effectiveness of school/arts partnerships and the improvement of student outcomes."
Partnerships between schools and the professional arts sector: Evaluation of impact on student outcomes (Creative Victoria, Nov 2011) is Stage 2 and investigated student outcomes in school/arts partnership programs supported by Creative Victoria and DEECD. It includes case studies, identifies characteristics of effective programs and considers implications for future policy, programs and practice.
To find links to a range of other interesting arts in education research documents visit the Department of Education and Training research site.