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ERIC Number: ED141257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Tri-Level Study of Arts Education: Report to the "Arts, Education and Americans Panel."
Speiker, Charles A.; Curtis, Thomas E.
The document discusses a national survey undertaken to determine areas of needed research and policy development in art education. Secondary school principals, curriculum leaders, and state art supervisors were surveyed to determine the current status and future needs of art education. Findings among principals indicated that 59% of the 125 respondents noted that art education increased in importance in 1975 over the preceding year. On the district level, a majority of 345 art education supervisors noted a stable employment, financial, and instructional materials situation. Most frequently mentioned obstacles to art education on the district level were lack of commitment to the arts as an educational priority, and lack of money, time, personnel, and space for art instruction. On the state level, approximately 30% of the 52 state and territorial respondents observed an increase in art education personnel within their state. It was concluded that additional research of a broader and more sophisticated nature is necessary, a symposium concerning the improvements of the image and the visibility of art education must be undertaken, and further dialogue between people concerned with art in American education letters are presented in the appendix. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Art Education, Bias, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, National Surveys, Questionnaires, Research Needs, Secondary Education, State Federal Aid, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Washington, DC.