Arts Integration: A Qualitative Study

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This article presents a qualitative study done to find out how teachers are integrating the arts in their classrooms. Data was gathered through personal experiences, teacher interviews, classroom observations, focus groups and written tests. The arts are extremely important to the development of the child as they encompass many disciplines and promote higher levels of thinking. However, arts can easily be devalued simply by the way that teachers/administrators present them to the students either in the form or decoration or a meaningfully constructed piece of art. The author attempted to answer a single research question: How do teachers understand, implement and experience Arts Integration? Arts integration helps create new ways of
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