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Arts Integration is instruction combining two or more content areas, wherein the arts constitute one or more of the integrated areas. The integration is based on shared or related concepts, and instruction in each content area has depth and integrity reflected by embedded assessments, standards, and objectives. Integrated instruction is often designed, implemented, and evaluated in collaboration with other teachers, arts specialists, community artists, and institutions; and delivered, experienced and assessed through a variety of modalities: artistic processes, inquiry methods, and intelligences.


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Arts Integration Frameworks, Research & Practice: A Literature Review

This literature review covers the research, theories, and methods and practices of arts integration documented between 1995 and 2007 in the U.S. and abroad. Included are an historical overview, definitions and theoretical frameworks for arts integration, research and evaluation studies, as well as methods and practices for each of the art forms.

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