Effects Of Music On Education

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Researchers have found that music can have extremely positive effects on academic achievement in core subjects; reading, language, math, etc. In 2008 a series of essays were published; the author of these essays agreed that music is a “cross-cultural universal” (Perlovsky). Studies have found the development of creativity enhances the development of cognitive abilities and vice versa (Gouzouasis). Some sources assert that music has significant effects on the academic achievement of students of all ages, grade levels, and socioeconomic statuses. It is important to research and discover a variety of ways to enhance the education of students worldwide. Educators should do research on the positive effects of music on the education of their students. …show more content…
Statistically, lower income students are less focused in school. Reportedly, there has been a decline in arts education, particularly in Hispanic and African-American communities, specifically in music (Slater). Sources have said that low socioeconomic statuses can affect reading development. Studies have shown that participation by students in school music programs link to better SAT, reading, and math scores. There are important demographic differences between those who choose to partake in music programs and those who do not (Kinney). Statistically, lower income students are less focused in school. Contrarily, there are some students with low socioeconomic statuses that see music as a way out of their current economic standing. In spite of social problems schools can make difference in the educational achievement of students, possibly by, incorporating music into their curriculums. There is significant evidence of the positive effects of learning music as a core subject. Reportedly, there has been a decline in arts education, particularly in Hispanic and African-American communities, specifically in music (Slater). Sources have said that low socioeconomic statuses can affect reading development. Studies have shown that participation by students in school music programs link to better SAT, reading, and math scores. There are important demographic differences between those who choose to partake in music programs and those who do not

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