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ERIC Number: ED213643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-31
Pages: 275
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Artists in the Schools Program Evaluation: Program Evaluation Report.
Topping, Mary
This study evaluated the Artists in the Schools (AIS) program of the Tampa-Hillsborough County schools, Florida. Over 100 artists and 3000 teachers who participated in the AIS program taught architecture, dance, fiction writing, filmmaking, music, photography, poetry, and theatre to over 100,000 elementary and secondary students. The program emphasized that the arts are participatory and part of everyday life. Pre- and posttests were administered to students. In addition, principals, curriculum specialists, teachers, artists, parents, and school board members were observed and/or interviewed about the program. The results indicated that the AIS program was perceived as adding a great deal to the curriculum and to the positive attitudes of the people involved. However, there is a need for additional orientation to the program and ways to integrate it into mathematics, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. Further role definitions are needed for principals, artists, and students. An inservice training program has been designed in response to these needs. The appendices which comprise the bulk of this report contain the evaluation model and instruments used and tables of data showing the evaluation results by the eight program areas listed above. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arts Council of Tampa-Hillsborough County, FL.