Arts, creative and cultural education

Evaluation of In Harmony
Evaluation of In Harmony
Pippa Lord, Caroline Sharp, Jennie Harland et al November 2016, Research Report

Final report including analysis of outcomes for children in 11 In Harmony schools and a matched sample of comparison schools.



Key Data on Music education hubs 2015
Key Data on Music education hubs 2015
Caroline Sharp and Adam Rabiasz October 2016, Research Report

Secondary analysis of survey carried out by Arts Council England since 2013 on the 2014/15 school year.



Headteachers' perspectives on In Harmony
Headteachers' perspectives on In Harmony
Richard White, Pippa Lord and Caroline Sharp March 2016, Research Summary

This paper is part of the national evaluation of InHarmony, and provides an overview of a discussion group with headteachers from seven In Harmony schools.



Quality Principles for work with Young People
Quality Principles for work with Young People
Caroline Sharp and Ben Lee October 2015, Research Report

This report reviews a pilot of seven quality principles for the arts and cultural sector, which have been developed by for work for, by and with children and young people.



Cultural Education Partnerships (England) Pilot Study
Cultural Education Partnerships (England) Pilot Study
Jennie Harland and Caroline Sharp October 2015, Research Report

This report presents findings from an independent evaluation of pilot local Cultural Education Partnerships carried out by NFER for the Cultural Education Partnership Group.



Evaluation of In Harmony: Year 2 Interim Report
Evaluation of In Harmony: Year 2 Interim Report
Pippa Lord, Caroline Sharp, Palak Mehta and Gill Featherstone August 2015, Research Report

This report into Year 2 of the In Harmony social and music education programme shows that the programme continues to support children's music making and playing, social wellbeing and future aspirations.



Key data on Music Education Hubs 2014
Key data on Music Education Hubs 2014
Caroline Sharp March 2015, Research Report

Secondary analysis of a survey conducted by Arts Council Emgland on Music Education Hubs, which were created to provide access, opportunities and excellence in music education for all children and young people.



Evaluation of the Start  Programme
Evaluation of the Start Programme
Shona Macleod, Caroline Sharp, Harriet Weaving et al November 2014, Research Report

This report analyses five long-term partnerships between arts organisations, young people and schools as part of the Start programme.



Key data on Music Education Hubs 2013
Key data on Music Education Hubs 2013
Caroline Sharp and David Sims April 2014, Research Report

Music Education Hubs (MEHs) were created to provide access, opportunities and excellence in music education for all children and young people.



Evaluation of In Harmony: Year 1 Interim Report
Evaluation of In Harmony: Year 1 Interim Report
Pippa Lord, Caroline Sharp, Anneka Dawson et al December 2013, Research Report

Arts Council England (ACE) commissioned NFER to undertake the national evaluation of the In Harmony social and music education programme 2012–2015.



London Schools Research: Cultural Engagement
London Schools Research: Cultural Engagement
Pippa Lord, Anneka Dawson, Gill Featherstone and Caroline Sharp October 2012, Research Report

In partnership with the Mayor of London and Arts Council England, A New Direction commissioned NFER to investigate the extent and nature of London schools' engagement with cultural organisations.



Raising the standard of work by, with and for children and young people: Research and consultation to understand the principles of quality
Raising the standard of work by, with and for children and young people: Research and consultation to understand the principles of quality
Pippa Lord, Caroline Sharp, Ben Lee et al July 2012, Research Report

Arts Council England commissioned NFER and Shared Intelligence to research a range of existing quality frameworks and to consult with people across the arts and cultural sectors.



Cultural engagement in London schools: Key messages from the rapid evidence assessment
Cultural engagement in London schools: Key messages from the rapid evidence assessment
Pippa Lord, Rebekah Wilson, Hilary Grayson and Caroline Sharp June 2012, Research Report

An investigation into cultural education in London schools, including the extent and nature of schools' engagement with cultural organisations and the extent, motivations and barriers relating to cultural engagement.



The impact of Creative Partnerships on attainment and attendance in 2008-9 and 2009-10
The impact of Creative Partnerships on attainment and attendance in 2008-9 and 2009-10
Louise Cooper, Tom Benton and Caroline Sharp October 2011, Research Report

This research presents findings from the 2011 study on Creative Partnerships, to explore the evidence of the programme's impact on young people’s attainment and attendance.



Evaluation of the nature and impact of the Creative Partnerships programme on the teaching workforce
Evaluation of the nature and impact of the Creative Partnerships programme on the teaching workforce
Emily Lamont, Jennifer Jeffes and Pippa Lord December 2010, Research Report

NFER was commissioned to evaluate the impact of Creative Partnerships, a programme bringing creative workers such as artists, architects and scientists into schools, on members of the teaching workforce.



The longer-term impact of creative partnerships on the attainment of young people: Results from 2005 and 2006
The longer-term impact of creative partnerships on the attainment of young people: Results from 2005 and 2006
Lesley Kendall, Jo Morrison, Tilaye Yeshanew and Caroline Sharp September 2008, Research Report

Arts Council England commissioned this study to examine the extent to which the impact of the Creative Partnerships programme was sustained or enhanced over time.



The impact of creative partnerships on pupil behaviour: Final report
The impact of creative partnerships on pupil behaviour: Final report
Lesley Kendall, Jo Morrison, Caroline Sharp and Tilaye Yeshanew July 2008, Research Report

This study compared schools involved in Creative Partnerships with other schools to examine the extent to which schools’ engagement with Creative Partnerships was reflected in improvements in attendance and behaviour.



National evaluation of Creative Partnerships: Final report
National evaluation of Creative Partnerships: Final report
Caroline Sharp, David Pye, Jenny Blackmore et al November 2007, Research Report

This publication is the final report of the national evaluation of Creative Partnerships, which included surveys of schools, creative partners, children and young people as well as interviews with parents.



Special effects: The distinctiveness of learning outcomes in relation to moving image education projects. Final report
Special effects: The distinctiveness of learning outcomes in relation to moving image education projects. Final report
Pippa Lord, Megan Jones, John Harland et al October 2007, Research Report

An NFER study, conducted in partnership with the BFI and sponsored by Creative Partnerships, investigated nine case-study projects across England which involved some aspect of moving image work.



Study of Creative Partnerships' local sharing of practice and learning
Study of Creative Partnerships' local sharing of practice and learning
Dick Downing, Pippa Lord, Megan Jones et al September 2007, Research Report

Creative Partnerships (CP) commissioned NFER to research the sharing of practice generated through Creative Partnerships within and between schools locally.



HEARTS Higher Education, the Arts and Schools: An experiment in educating teachers
HEARTS Higher Education, the Arts and Schools: An experiment in educating teachers
Dick Downing, Emily Lamont and Mike Newby May 2007, Research Report

This report highlights the findings of six HEIs bring given financial and practical support to introduce new programmes of arts work into their curricula.



Merthyr Tydfil lifelong learning campus: Arts, media and culture
Merthyr Tydfil lifelong learning campus: Arts, media and culture
Robert Smith, Robat Powell, Gareth Jones et al December 2006, Research Report

This report reviews provision in the arts, media and culture in Merthyr Tydfil and examines stakeholders' opinions about how the County Borough could build on its rich heritage.



The impact of Creative Partnerships on the attainment of young people
The impact of Creative Partnerships on the attainment of young people
Anna Eames, Tom Benton, Caroline Sharp and Lesley Kendall September 2006, Research Report

A national evaluation of Creative Partnerships, which included surveys of schools, creative partners, children and young people as well as interviews with parents.



What works in stimulating creativity amongst socially excluded young people
What works in stimulating creativity amongst socially excluded young people
Karen Halsey, Pippa Lord and Megan Jones August 2006, Research Report

This research project set out to determine what works in stimulating creativity in social excluded young people through a literature review and case study interviews.



The arts-education interface: A mutual learning triangle?
The arts-education interface: A mutual learning triangle?
John Harland, Pippa Lord, Alison Stott et al June 2005, Research Report

The report discusses the Arts and Education Interface initiative's implications for practice and policy regarding artists in education.



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