ERIC Number: ED391085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Careers and Training in Dance and Drama. Report 268.
Jackson, C.; And Others
A study examined the career paths and training of dance and drama students in the United Kingdom. First, a comprehensive picture of careers and training in dance and drama was generated through visits to 12 schools and interviews with selected school staff, 36 students, and other relevant professionals. Next, individuals who are economically active in the dance and drama labor markets were surveyed by mail. Of the 1,978 individuals surveyed, 934 (47.2%) responded. Although 78% of the dance respondents and 71% of the drama respondents were satisfied with the overall quality of the training they received, fewer than half were satisfied with their preparation for work in their profession. More than half reported needing additional training. Money, time, and lack of good courses were cited as the main barriers to further training. Evidence was strong that the present system of funding training based on discretionary funding is no longer working. Three-fourths of the estimated 20,000-25,000 individuals employed in dance were dance teachers, and three-fourths of the estimated 40,000 individuals in the drama labor market were performers. (Contains 70 tables/figures and 44 references. Appended are the following: 18 supplementary figures/tables; description of the research methodology; and list of drama schools.) (MN)
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Drama, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Supply, Employment Patterns, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Graduate Surveys, Labor Market, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, School Attitudes, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
BEBC Distribution, 15 Albion Close, Parkstone, Poole BH12 3LL, England, United Kingdom (20 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arts Council of Great Britain, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Sussex Univ., Brighton (England). Inst. of Manpower Studies.
Identifiers: United Kingdom