IFACCA presents at workshop on research in arts and education

28 June 2011, Germany

In 25-27 May, IFACCA Executive Director, Sarah Gardner, attended the workshop, International Monitoring and Comparative Research in Arts Education, hosted by the UNESCO Chairs in Arts and Learning in Wildbad Kreuth, Germany.

The aim of the conference was to propose ways to implement the action items agreed at UNESCO’s Second World Conference on Arts Education held in Seoul in May 2010, including:
• Support arts education theory and research globally and link theory, research and practice;
• Encourage cooperation in developing arts education research and distribute research as well as exemplary arts education practices through international structures such as cleaing houses and observatories
• Consolidate high quality evidence of the impact of arts education and assure its equitable distribution.

Sarah Gardner, and Andreas Wiesand from the ERICarts institute, presented WorldCP, an international database of cultural policies, and how this initiative could contribute to reporting and analysing arts and education policies around the world.