Introducing the AEC Translations Series
When the Arts Education Collaborative crafted its strategic plan in 2009, Research and Development emerged as one of the four pillars integral to the organization's work, intended to inform its decision-making, educate its stakeholders, and support its initiatives. In articulating specific goals for implementing the plan, communicating research findings to stakeholders in a way that allows them to act on or incorporate the findings into their practice is critical.
To achieve this goal, the AEC decided to create a consistent Translations monograph published biannually. These monographs are designed to analyze educational research into concise summaries and explore some possible examples for application of the findings for organizations and educators, digesting the implications. While not comprehensive, each installment in the Translations series is designed to provide educators and policy makers with food for thought in both the theoretical and practical sense and allow the research to begin making its way into classrooms, schools, and school districts, as well as arts and culture organizations and the broader community.
We are excited to announce that the first Translations monograph is now available and can be found here. Qualities of Quality: Understanding Excellence in Arts Education was commissioned by The Wallace Foundation and conducted by Project Zero at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Hard copies were sent to legislators, administrators, AEC School District Liaisons and AEC Arts and Culture Liaisons on June 1, 2012. To provide feedback or for more information on the Translations series, please contact the Arts Education Collaborative at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-201-7405. We look forward to hearing from you!