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ERIC Number: ED205283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Austerity vs. Aesthetics in the Elementary School Program.
Alden, Elaine F.; And Others
In order to obtain teachers' views concerning art and music instruction in elementary schools, a 38-item opinionnaire was developed and distributed to a randomly selected sample of 236 grade school teachers in Illinois. Items solicited demographic data (e.g., grade level taught, years of teaching, and preparatory arts courses taken) and surveyed aspects of arts programs such as adequacy of budgets, level of integration of the arts in the basic curriculum, and perceptions of the importance of the arts in the total curriculum. Generally, the 161 teachers who responded to the survey, held positive views of the arts and favored incorporating art and music into the basic curriculum. Respondents reported, however, that little time was devoted to instruction in art and music. Additional findings are detailed, and recommendations are advanced for providing instruction in the arts when financial resources are low. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Illinois