Art & Education

Can Music Instruction Affect Children’s Cognitive Development? By Frances H. Rauscher
What the Arts Really Teach Our Kids By Jill Oestreicher Gross
10 Lessons Kids Learn from Art By Elliot W. Eisner

Multi-Age Classrooms

Multiage Grouping and Academic Achievement By Susan J. Kinsey
The Benefits of Mixed-Age Grouping By Lilian G. Katz
Assessing Young Children’s Social Competence By Diane E. McClellan and Lilian G. Katz
Mixed-Age Group: What Does the Research Say, and How Can Parents Use This Information? By Debbie Reese

Slingerland Methodology

Research, Practice and Teaching Children to Read By Nancy Cushen White, Ed.D.
The NICHD (National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development) Research on Reading By Reggio Emilia
The Inner Voice of the Teacher By Naama Zoran
Reggio Emilia: Some Lessons for U.S. Educators By Rebecca S. New

Miscellaneous Articles

Progressive vs. Traditional: Reframing an Old Debate By James H. Nehring
Positive Discipline Guidelines By Jane Nelson


The Arts and the Creation of Mind
by Elliot W. Eisner, Ph.D., Yale University Press, 2004.
Explores the theory that arts programs give students the ability to develop complex, subtle aspects of the mind.

A Whole New Mind – Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
by Daniel Pink, Riverhead Trade, 2006.
Argues that right-brain qualities – a sense of design, inventiveness, empathy and big-picture thinking – will dominate the needs of future economies.

Putting the Arts in the Picture: Reframing Education in the 21st Century
by Nick Rabkin
Explores the role of the arts in innovative educational practice and school-improvement policy in the contemporary world.

Strong Arts, Strong Schools: The Promising Potential and Shortsighted Disregard of the Arts in American Schooling
by Charles Fowler
An eloquent, impassioned argument from a man who made service to arts education his life’s work.