Journal article

SongMakers: An industry-led approach to arts partnerships in education

MA Hunter, T Broad, N Jeanneret

Arts Education Policy Review | Taylor & Francis | Published : 2018


Reported benefits of arts partnerships with schools range from improvements in students’ motivation and engagement in learning to teachers’ increased confidence in teaching the arts, and strengthened school and community relationships. Yet, in the scholarship on arts partnerships to date, limited critical attention has been given to the impact of programs primarily driven by government supported industry-based imperatives. There may be legitimate concerns that, in primarily servicing economic or employment needs, industry–school partnerships overlook social and interpersonal aspects of learning in favor of goal-orientated skills training to meet “the market.” This article informs arts educat..

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