Research Backing TDA's Hybrid Education Philosophy
- To get a good idea of where we are coming from, in making creativity, confidence and curiosity our core curriculum, start with Sir Ken Robinson's various points about education (part of Sir Ken's doctoral thesis was about the links between drama and the central theme of education). See videos on our Videos page.
- Studies show that fine arts actually improve academics and overall learning. Here is a list of articles outlining theatre education’s benefits, from improved SAT scores to lower drop-out rates to improved reading comprehension!
- "Notions that the arts are frivolous add ons to a serious curriculum couldn’t be further from the truth," says research coordinator James Catterall, UCLA
- The arts benefit at-risk youth by creating "better work opportunities and more civic engagement."
- A President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities study shows that "arts education is an effective tool for school reform."
- Arts and arts education have a positive economic impact on a community!
- Comprehensive list of music benefits from better math skills to living longer!
- "Youth in drama and theatre arts programs score better on standardized tests and achieve higher graduation rates" . . . yet theatre programs are being cut more often than ever from school budgets.
- Does Arts education raise SAT scores? Find out here.