A Qualitative Research Study of Arts Education and its’ Impact on Post-Secondary Success. Written by Jenny Sturchio.

This past school year I had the opportunity to work with Jenny Sturchio. She is a grad student at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee. Her ideas for her Capstone Final was to research how secondary art education impacts post-secondary success. The Sheboygan North High Art Department was one of her subjects for this research. I found it interesting to read her perspective on secondary art education and her correlations to post-secondary education. It is always neat to read what others think about the arts programming, activities, and relationships that exist within a public high school art program.

Feel free to download this PDF. Courtesy of Jenny Sturchio. 

Here are some excerpts from her research. 

“I find we are presented with material in a very linear way and are expected to understand it in that way as well. By participating in the arts, it has given me the chance to explore ideas and come to the conclusions in a more fluid manner. Having space to work through things abstractly has been beneficial for someone with a right brain way of thinking” (Answer from survey participant, 2016.)

“By being involved in the arts, I was able to find my passion. Being exposed to and given the chance to dabble in artistic curriculum, it opened up doors that would not have been possible otherwise. In a society where math and science are deemed the only suitably successful careers, including arts is a more holistic approach at education. Art has given me more ways to problem solve, and overall another perspective to walk through the world with. I think it is important to keep the arts in secondary education because that is how we keep it in post-secondary, which is important in creating innovators of the world” (Answer from survey participant, 2016.)

“When dealing with a struggling student they refer to creative teaching techniques to create a platform for the student to find success”.

“Not only do they [teachers] consult with the art department for their own classroom integration, but it is observed that arts-active students are more deeply engaged in classroom activities than those who are not”.

“My recommendation would be for high schools to provide professional development for their teachers that covers arts-integrated education”. – Jenny Sturchio

About

J.Sturchio. A Qualitative Research Study of Arts Education and its’ Impact on Post-Secondary Success: This narrative research project was completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Master of Arts in Education degree for the College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI. 50pps.

Feel free to download this PDF. Courtesy of Jenny Sturchio. 

North High Art Student’s Design selected for Youth Art Month Flag

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Frank Juarez

Sheboygan North High School

1042 School Avenue

Sheboygan, WI 53083

(920) 803-7699

fjuarez@sheboygan.k12.wi.us

 

North High Art Student’s Design selected for Youth Art Month Flag

Sheboygan – January 14, 2014

Sheboygan North High School Art Department is pleased to announce Autumn L’s, grade 11, Youth Art Month (YAM) design was one of the 16 designs chosen for the 2014 Wisconsin Art Education Association’s Wisconsin Youth Art Month Flag. There were 327 designs submitted from K-12 grade students across the state. She will be recognized on Friday, April 4th at the State Capitol in Madison. Her design will be printed on a 5foot x 3foot flag that will be displayed in San Diego, CA during the National Art Education Association Conference.

Autumn Legaspi YAM 2014 Submission

  YAM Flag Design by Autumn L

 

WAEA YAM 2014  FLAG

Wisconsin Art Education Association YAM 2014 FLAG

 

About Youth Art Month

Youth Art Month (YAM) is an annual observance every March to emphasize the value of art education for all youth to encourage support for quality school art programs. YAM provides a forum for acknowledging skills that are fostered through experience in the visual arts that are not possible in other subjects offered in the curriculum.

Contact Frank Juarez at 920.803.7699 or fjuarez(at)sheboygan.k12.wi.us for further information about this exhibition.

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