Arts, creative and cultural education
National evaluation of Creative Partnerships: Case study reportApril 2005, Research Report
As part of an evaluation of Creative Partnerships, NFER carried out case studies of Creative Partnerships projects in 11 primary, secondary and special schools.
School art: What's in it? Exploring visual arts in secondary schoolsNovember 2004, Research Report
Commissioned by Arts Council England in association with Tate, this report examines the approaches taken by teachers and schools, and asks whether there is a place for contemporary art practice.
Curriculum and progression in the arts: An international study. Final reportSeptember 2004, Research Report
QCA commissioned NFER to conduct an international survey to discover the place of the arts in the curriculum in a range of countries and states participating in the INCA project.
A good image of myself: An evaluation of the Image and Identity schemeJuly 2004, Research Report
This research investigated evidence of any increase in confidence or skills of teachers, youth arts and community workers in using galleries and museums through the Image and Identity scheme.
Learning with digital technologies in museums, science centres and galleriesJanuary 2004, Research Report
Research into museums as a heterogeneous set of institutions whose original twin functions of scholarship and education, once inseparable, are being reunited by digital technologies.
Saving a place for the arts? A survey of the arts in primary schools in EnglandJune 2003, Research Report
This research represents the results of an important investigation into the state of arts education, as perceived by primary headteachers and class teachers.
Acting with intent: Theatre companies and their education programmesApril 2002, Research Report
This research report presents an analysis of the educational role and practices of ten very different theatre companies in England, as described by their staff.
Aims in motion: Dance companies and their education programmesApril 2002, Research Report
This research report considers the educational role and practice of ten very different dance companies based in England, from the perspective of company members and freelance artists working for them.
Partnerships for creativity: An evaluation of implementationNovember 2001, Research Report
This report examines the implementation of 23 creative partnerships established by CAPE UK in the north and north west of England.
Developing young children's creativity through the arts: What does research have to offer?February 2001, Conference Paper
This paper sets out to provide an overview of the current state of research and thinking on the relationship between the arts and creative development in young children.
The arts, creativity and cultural education: An international perspective (International Review of Curriculum and Assessment Frameworks)December 2000, Research Report
This report draws on information from 19 educational systems to provide a comparative analysis of the arts, creativity and cultural education.
Arts education in secondary schools: Effects and EffectivenessOctober 2000, Research Report
This publication from NFER brings together in two volumes details of completed research in the United Kingdom.
The effects and effectiveness of arts education in schools: Interim report 1October 1998, Research Report
This report investigates the claims regarding transfer effects of the arts - in particular, that studying arts-based courses has a beneficial impact on a student's general academic performance at GCSE.
Artists in schools: A handbook for teachers and artistsMarch 1997, Research Report
This report is based on extensive research in primary and secondary schools, and offers advice on how to plan, run and evaluate your art projects.
Discretionary awards in dance and drama: A survey of local education authoritiesJune 1996, Research Report
The research findings in this report confirm that a students' chance of gaining a discretionary award is highly dependent in where he or she happens to live.
Providing instrumental music tuition: A handbook for schools and servicesMarch 1995, Research Report
This handbook is the result of research commissioned by the Music Education Council, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and carried out by NFER.
Arts in their view: A study of youth participation in the artsMarch 1995, Research Report
This report presents a wealth of new information, including evidence on young people's leisure activities, their attitudes to the arts, and their perceptions of the effects of arts involvement.
Developing the arts in primary schools: Good practice in teacher educationJanuary 1990, Research Report
This book reviews key findings from research into effective teacher education, and uses examples from the case studies to illustrate successful training strategies.
Developing young children's creativity: What can we learn from researchJanuary 1940, Article
In this article, Caroline Sharp considers evidence from research and theory as it applies to developing young children's creativity and identifies some common myths about developing young children's creativity.