SocioemotionalBenefitsoftheArts COVER

The Socioemotional Benefits of the Arts: 
A New Mandate for Arts Education

Steven J. Holochwost
Dennie Palmer Wolf

Kelly R. Fisher
Kerry O'Grady
Science of Learning Institute
Johns Hopkins University

Published December 15, 2016

New research, commissioned by the William Penn Foundation and conducted by WolfBrown and Johns Hopkins University, examines the impact and potential benefits of the arts on students and suggests that participation in the arts supports the development of specific traits that can help students achieve future success. The study also explores students' engagement in school in relation to their access to arts education.

- Mezzacappa, Dale (2017, April 20). Quantifying the benefits of arts educationPhiladelphia Public School Notebook (

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