The transformative power of the arts in education Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles Calling for entries for the $30,000 Dobell Drawing Prize Be part of a new national conversation around drawing. The Dobell Drawing Prize has been revived as part of a major biennial festival presented by the National Art School. AFTRS is searching for the next generation of screen storytellers If you’re wondering whether to take up a Masters in Screen Studies, an AFTRS Taster session could be just the thing to whet your appetite. Creative pathways can lead to the unexpected Unexpected career paths can arise when we follow our intuition. How the National Theatre is changing the face of ballet and drama Making the arts accessible to working class kids and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, is a passion for the directors of the National Theatre Ballet and Drama Schools. (Premium content) Premium content Paul Isbel Saturday 3 March, 2012 A landmark Australian study proves the power of the arts in the classroom to lift test results in literacy and numeracy to the equivalent of an extra year of school. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Join Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of members-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder ... and much, much more. Join Now and join the Australian arts community today Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Paul Isbel is a former ArtsHub contributor and a publicist for the Australasian Arts and Antiques Dealers Association. Most recently he was a course designer for an entry-level vocational training program for the arts sector.