ERIC Number: ED259977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Special Report on the Arts. Illinois Secondary School Course Offerings, 1982.
Comparison between the results of a 1977 and a 1982 census of secondary school course offerings in Illinois indicated that although the proportion of high schools offering instruction in art and music remained relatively constant, the proportion of enrollment in these subject areas declined by more than two percent. Census data were collected from 489 public junior high schools and 719 public high schools. Music was more likely to be offered in both high schools and junior high schools than art and enrollment in music was significantly greater than in art, at both levels. However, enrollment in both subjects was greater in junior high school than in high school. Courses in art in both junior high schools and high schools were less likely to be full year courses than were music courses. The median number of courses in art and music in high schools ranged from two in the smallest schools to seven in the largest schools. In high schools, female enrollment in music significantly exceeded male enrollment, with the differences being greater in small and rural schools. Appendices include tables on the types of schools surveyed, state board of education policy and goal statement for the arts, tables covering the length of course by subject area, listings of art and music classes offered, number of course offerings by enrollment, and total number of arts enrollments. (IS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Normal.; Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield, Dept. of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois