Arts Education for African American Male K-12 Students: A Review of the Literature (73783)

Session Information: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
Session Chair: Calvin Walton

Friday, 22 September 2023 10:45
Session: Session 1
Room: Sants
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 2 (Europe/Madrid)

In U.S. public schools, arts education classes and experiences are generally included in the curricula of most, if not all, school districts. Since the inception of the standards-based education movement of the 1980s, scholars, educators, and policy makers have argued about whether the arts should be an essential element of school curricula. Research demonstrates that school-based arts learning opportunities carry substantial academic, cognitive, and social emotional benefits for students. Studies have also shown that African American males, and students from other underserved groups, have less access to arts learning experiences than their peers. Thus far, much of the research on the impact of arts education has been conducted irrespective of race and gender, but some of the literature does address the access and impact of arts education among African American male students in PreK through 12 schools. This presentation provides a review of the research on arts education and African American male students.

Calvin Walton, Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus, United States

About the Presenter(s)
Dr. Calvin Walton is a Senior Lecturer in Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading at Georgia Southern University, USA. His research interest is on the impact of arts education on the academic identity development of African American male K-12 students.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00