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Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Art engagement and participation in after-school programs has proven to have positive effects on academic achievement, youth development and the overall learning experience. The goal of this study is to investigate how art-engagement in an afterschool setting impacts student characteristics and the learning environment. Using a qualitative approach, I measure the effects of an art intervention I proposed and facilitated though observations and interviews. Through my research, I found that art engagement in an after-school setting increases student’s participation, engagement and creativity while helping manage negative behavior. Not only does it promote positive youth culture, it also havens a safe space where student are comfortable and responsive. My research differs from previous studies by focusing on a certain type of after-school program and the effects it has on social development rather than academic achievement.
Baez, Rosio M., "Art Engagement in an After-School Setting". Senior Theses, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 2014.
Trinity College Digital Repository, https://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/theses/392