Though extensive studies exist regarding the use of the arts in general education settings, a comparable amount of research is still needed to support the need for the use of the arts in special education settings. This review of the literature examined the role of the arts in general education and special education. The studies revealed that the arts provided benefits to students in both the general education and special education settings in academic, social and behavioral areas.
"Benefits of Art Education: A Review of the Literature,"
Scholarship and Engagement in Education: Vol. 1
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholar.dominican.edu/seed/vol1/iss1/6