Arts Report 2017
Education in the arts is a crucial component in the development of students’ cognitive, social, and emotional well-being. Ontario’s Arts curriculum is extremely detailed, and requires in-depth knowledge, making it a challenge for teachers without specialized arts training.
Data from our 2016/17 Ontario School Survey show a significant decline in the percentage of elementary schools with specialist music teachers over the last decade. The survey results also show regional disparities in access to specialist teachers.