ERIC Number: ED254481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Course Offerings and Enrollments in the Arts and the Humanities at the Secondary School Level. Contractor Report.
Evaluation Technologies, Inc., Arlington, VA.
An analysis of surveys conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics shows that the overwhelming majority of U.S. secondary schools offered one or more courses in the arts and in the humanities during the 1981-1982 school year. The arts program most commonly available was music, offered by over 90 percent of the schools; the humanities offerings at nearly all schools included English and history. Regarding enrollment, approximately 69 percent of high school seniors had taken one or more courses in the arts between their freshman and their senior years, and 99 percent had taken at least one humanities course. An overview of the study findings is presented. Specifically discussed are offerings and enrollments in arts and humanities as related to school type; school size, region, and urbanicity; percent of students in an academic high school program; availability of a gifted-talented program; student body characteristics; and percent of graduates expected to enter college. The characteristics of students concentrating in the arts and humanities are also examined. The appendix contains descriptions of the sample designs, data sources, and data adjustments, and a complete list of arts and humanities courses offered. (RM)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Education, Courses, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Enrollment, Fine Arts, Humanities Instruction, Institutional Characteristics, Secondary Education, Statistical Analysis, Statistics, Student Characteristics, Visual Arts
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 065-000-00221-3; $5.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Evaluation Technologies, Inc., Arlington, VA.
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