In high demand: already in second printing. See 11/24/09 review at:
Testimonials: Professor Shirley Brice Heath, Professor (Brown University; Emeritus Stanford University) writes: This book will show students how
someone can make statistical analyses comprehensible for those who work in schools, and...those who need to think much more
theoretically and in terms of research findings... Several of the findings were quite surprising to me, for I had forgotten that the NELS data would provide data with such "long arms" beyond school and family. Such a gift the book will be for so many. Nick Rabkin (MacArthur Foundation and NORC) writes: Unlike other research on the effects of arts education, Catterall was able to show that low-income students benefited from arts learning even more than more privileged students. This book picks up the same thread and shows that the positive effects of arts education last, and even accelerate, well into adulthood.
Shipping notes: Standard shipping from I-Group Books is USPS first class mail. Quantity orders will receive a shipping cost rebate through Amazon electronic refund. Final net shipping costs to buyer as low as $1.00 per book. Expedited shipping will be USPS priority mail. Description: This book presents an 8-year follow-up of Professor Catterall's well known study of arts education and success in secondary school. Now following 12,000 adolescents from high school through age 26, the work examines comparative achievements and values development for those highly involved in the arts during school versus students with little or no arts engagement. Also compares involvement in the arts with involvement in athletics. Also explores the characteristics and effects of arts-rich schools (as referenced in Third Space).