ERIC Number: ED248158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Longitudinal Study Year I: Claude Watson School for the Arts, Spring Garden Campus.
A research report on the attitudes of students, parents, and staff of an Ontario school for the arts (grades 4-8) is divided into five sections. The first section details the school's establishment, goals, admissions procedure, core program, faculty, and facilities. The second section describes the evaluation procedure. Areas evaluated were student self-concept; patterns of student selection; and graduating students', parents', and staff's perceptions of the school program. Evaluation methods included questionnaires, interviews, and standardized tests. Research findings are discussed in the third section. Graduating students' perceptions of a successful student, why they chose to attend the school, what sacrifices they felt they had made to attend the school, the effect of attendance on their outside friendships, their self-concept, and their perceptions of change in themselves are analyzed. Also discussed are staff perceptions of the student body, parents' views of the school's effects on their children, perceptions of the overall educational experience offered at the school, and staff experience. A fourth section describes administrators' perceptions of the school. The final section contains the researcher's comments on the project. Appendices include evaluation questionnaires, interview schedules, and student self-concept and standardized test results. (LP)
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Experimental Schools, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Longitudinal Studies, Nontraditional Education, Parent Attitudes, Participant Satisfaction, Personnel Evaluation, Program Evaluation, School Choice, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North York Board of Education, Willowdale (Ontario).