ERIC Number: ED053117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of the Status of Theatre in United States High Schools. Final Report.
Peluso, Joseph L.
The data which serves as the foundation of this work was collected by means of a mailed questionnaire, referred to herein as the instrument. It was completed and returned by a representative sample group of subjects. Specifically, the instrument was designed in two parts: Part I - Principal's Section and Part II - Teacher's Section. Part I included questions which sought administrative facts about the school, general opinions of the administrator, and specific data about theater programs in his school. The teacher's section was developed to retrieve information about the training, experience, and theater involvement of the respondent, facts about other faculty, data pertaining to the play production program and curricular theater program, facilities for theater classes and production, and general opinions of the respondent. The most notable finding provided by the 1,352 respondents to the survey was that most United States high schools put on plays, but few offer theater arts courses. Another was that the best chance for a theater arts experience is a large school. (CK)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Data Collection, High Schools, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Theater Arts
American Educational Theatre Association, Inc., 726 Jackson Place, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20566 (AETA members $2.00, nonmembers $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Seton Hall Univ., South Orange, NJ.