ERIC Number: ED229301
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Music in Ohio Schools. Final Report.
To determine facts and opinions concerning the status of music in all Ohio schools (public and private), questionnaires were sent to the 4,389 K-12 teachers listed in the 1981 Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Directory and survey instruments were mailed to superintendents of each of Ohio's 614 school districts. Approximately 47.5% of the teachers and 49% of the superintendents responded. Conclusions are that: (1) a relatively small proportion of teacher music positions have been lost during the past several years; (2) quality of music programs was generally high for teachers and administrators, (3) nearly 90% of the teachers found music to be a fulfilling profession, and (4) student interest, attitude, and achievement are the most encouraging aspects of the profession for 40% of the teachers. Respondents also believed that school districts have failed to provide adequate funding for music programs. One fourth of the teachers think the OMEA should become a political force and lobby the legislature for money. The questionnaire and survey instrument are provided in the appendices. (RM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Class Size, Disabilities, Discipline Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Financial Support, Music Education, Professional Associations, Program Budgeting, Public Support, School Desegregation, School Support, State Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Salaries, Teaching Conditions, Teaching Experience, Teaching (Occupation)
239 Center for Performing Arts, Miami University, Oxford, OH (free, while supply lasts).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio Music Education Association, Oxford.
Note: Appendix A and B may not reproduce clearly due to small print type.