ERIC Number: ED168938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Louisiana Public School Art Teachers: Profile, Preparation, and Opinions. Research Report, Vol. 7, No. 7, October, 1977.
Blackman, C. Robert; And Others
One hundred and thirty-four certified public school art teachers in Louisiana responded to a questionnaire to gather data for a teacher profile which would describe the personal and educational characteristics and professional opinions of these teachers. Data indicate that the average public school art teacher in Louisiana is a married Caucasian American female between 25 and 40 whose salary ranges between $8,501 and $10,000. She holds a bachelor of arts degree with a minor in English or social studies, and either has or is working on a master's degree. She does not teach art privately nor has she had a formal art show of her own in the past year. She feels that her college courses adequately prepared her for teaching, but that the history of education and introductory education courses have been least beneficial. The five major subjects that she teaches are crafts, drawing, painting, printing, and sculpture. She does not teach art history because of lack of student response and inadequate facilities. Her major problems in teaching art are lack of resources, large classes, and the use of art class as a dumping ground. A copy of the questionnaire is provided. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Bureau of Technical Assistance.; Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Bureau of Educational Materials and Research.; Louisiana Education Research Association, Baton Rouge.