ERIC Number: ED175932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Evaluation of Arts in Education Demonstration Sites in Indiana.
Smith, Victor A.
The evaluation design and findings for nine demonstration school participating in the Indiana Comprehensive Plan for the Arts in Education are reviewed. Each school developed a quality arts education curriculum and shared their approaches with affiliated schools in their networks. The program evaluation design focused on program implementation and results, and attempted to answer two questions: (1) how well was each program implemented; and (2) what impact did the arts program have on arts-related attitudes of teachers, students, administrators, arts specialists, and parents. Both attitude questionnaires and descriptive information, gathered by observation and teacher interviews, were used to gather data. Findings indicated that the program had been implemented to a significant degree in most sites; that there were no significant attitudinal changes in administrators, arts specialists, parents, and students; and that classroom teachers were the group most influenced by the program. Recommendations to strengthen the program included: joint planning time among teachers; arts specialists, curriculum specialists or administrators; stronger commitment and more school support for the program; expanded in-service workshops; and a longitudinal study to trace the program impact over several years. (MH)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Art Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Fine Arts, Music Appreciation, Parent Attitudes, Program Attitudes, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Theater Arts, Visual Arts
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Indiana Comprehensive Plan for Arts in Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (63rd, San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)