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A study of arts education in secondary schools in the U.K. found that students involved in the arts report dance increasing body awareness, visual arts leading to expressive skill, drama enhancing empathy, and music promoting active listening.

From: "Arts Education in Secondary Schools: Effects and Effectiveness," John Harland, Kay Kinder, Pippa Lord, Alison Stott, Ian Schagen, Jo Haynes, with Linda Cusworth, Richard White, and Riana Paola, National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), The Mer

Available here: The Arts Education Partnership - Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development

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