ERIC Number: ED164384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Aesthetic Attitudes of Key School Personnel.
Broudy, Harry S.; Mikel, Edward
The booklet discusses a survey of aesthetic consciousness among classroom teachers and educational administrators. Specific objectives of the survey were to (1) evaluate the aesthetic activities, training, teaching, participation, and preferences of school personnel, and (2) assess readiness and competence of public school personnel to expand the role of aesthetic education in the schools. The procedure involved administration of a ten-page questionnaire to 895 elementary and secondary school teachers, arts specialists, and administrators associated with aesthetic education learning centers. Questions focused on general educational background of respondents, formal and informal experience with various art media, attitudes and responsibilities in teaching the arts, participation in arts activities, and general preferences and values including aesthetics. Results were statistically analyzed and interpreted on the basis of aggregate results. Findings showed that training in the arts for most respondents was not received in formal courses; opportunities were perceived as good for participation in one's favorite art activity; all groups favored expanding arts education in the schools; and all groups frequently mentioned need in areas of materials, facilities, course offerings, and more time in the daily schedule for the arts. (DB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Aesthetic Education, Affective Objectives, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Attitude Change, Curriculum Evaluation, Data Analysis, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level, Questionnaires, Social Change, Social Influences, Surveys, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Values
Jennie Scaggs, Publications Department, Central Midwestern Regional Educational Laboratory, 3120 59th Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63139 ($3.70, prepayment required)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Louis, MO.
Note: Not available in hardcopy from EDRS due to various changes in type size of original document; For related documents, see SO 011 371-373 ; Supported by the Research Program for the Study of the Arts and Aesthetic Education, Washington, D.C.