ERIC Number: ED227335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Trends in Vocational Education in the Arts 1980. Fast Response Survey System.
Wright, Douglas A.; Farris, Elizabeth
A study examined the nature and extent of vocational arts education programs throughout the 50 states. During the study, data were sought concerning those programs designed to prepare students for occupations in 14 arts areas: dance; vocal music; instrumental music; theater; radio, television, and video; cinematography; photography; graphic arts; product design; environmental design; drawing, painting, and sculpturing; vocational crafts; therapy through art, dance, music, and drama; and musical instrument construction and repair. To obtain these data, questionnaires were mailed to all state educational agencies. Responses were obtained from the District of Columbia and from all of the 50 states except Nebraska. Included among the study findings were the following: (1) all responding states offered vocational education programs in 1979-1980 at the secondary or postsecondary levels in at least 1 of the 14 specified arts areas; (2) while the numbers of areas covered ranged from as few as 1 to as many as 12, the average number of arts area programs offered per state was 5.2; (3) graphic arts was the most widely offered program, with all but one state having programs in this area; and (4) the least prevalent program areas were vocal music, dance, and therapy through the arts. (MN)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Therapy, Dance, Dance Therapy, Design, Drama, Educational Opportunities, Educational Trends, Film Production, Fine Arts, Freehand Drawing, Graphic Arts, Handicrafts, Music Therapy, Musical Instruments, Painting (Visual Arts), Photography, Postsecondary Education, Production Techniques, Program Content, Questionnaires, Radio, Sculpture, Secondary Education, State Programs, State Surveys, Television Curriculum, Visual Arts, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.