Creative Communities

The Socioemotional Benefits of the Arts: A New Mandate for Arts Education

Summary Report
WolfBrown, an arts research firm, collaborated with Johns Hopkins’ Science of Learning Institute, and a cohort of the William Penn Foundation’s Philadelphia-based arts education grantees, to define the impact of arts education programs on students’ socioemotional skills. This report offers a brief summary of this research.

Published: April 2017
Authors: 
Kelly R. Fisher, Steven J. Holochwost, Kerry O’Grady, Dennie Palmer Wolf
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