ERIC Number: ED126974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
A Profile of Music Instructors in Two-Year Colleges.
Brawer, Florence B.
In 1975, the Center for the Study of Community Colleges conducted a national survey of humanities faculty in two-year colleges. This paper summarizes the characteristics of 90 music instructors included in the total sample of 1,493 full- and part-time faculty. Findings of the survey include: (1) 19% of the music instructors had been students in community/junior colleges as compared to 25% of the total sample; (2) 81% were males while 93% reported themselves to be white/Caucasian; (3) 97% held their highest degree in music; (4) more music instructors reported previous experience as a teacher or administrator at the secondary level than did any other group and fewer reported teaching experience at a four-year college or university; (5) one-fourth claimed to be department/division chairpersons at the time of the survey; (6) 80% held their positions full-time; (7) music instructors claimed to read professional journals in their discipline and professional education journals more than most other groups, however 94% claimed to read no journals or magazines of general interest; (8) music instructors rated aesthetic awareness as first among the qualities that students should gain from a two-year college education. For the full survey report, see ED 121 358. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.