Arts, creative and cultural education
Evaluation of In HarmonyNovember 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 2015October 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 HarmonyMarch 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 PeopleOctober 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 StudyOctober 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 ReportAugust 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 2014March 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 ProgrammeNovember 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 2013April 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 ReportDecember 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 EngagementOctober 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 qualityJuly 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 assessmentJune 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 2009-10October 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 workforceDecember 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 2006September 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 reportJuly 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 reportNovember 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 reportOctober 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 learningSeptember 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 teachersMay 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 cultureDecember 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 peopleSeptember 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 peopleAugust 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?June 2005, Research Report
The report discusses the Arts and Education Interface initiative's implications for practice and policy regarding artists in education.