With this sentence begins the conclusion of the independent report to the Government of Wales presented by Professor Dai Smith. In his fifty-four-page analyzes and reflects on the data that illustrate how crucial it would be to make the creative arts and interdisciplinary topic a central feature of school life.
The report deals with international experience emphasizing the role of the arts in improving literacy and mathematics, as well as in reducing the gap in academic achievement for what practices Australia, Singapore and Finland are analyzed. After a closer look at the experiences Ireland and Britain, and the current situation in Wales analyze the key issues and present twelve recommendations you can read below.
An independent report for the Welsh Government into Arts in Education in the Schools of Wales by Professor Dai Smith