ERIC Number: ED299312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Art Program Evaluation.
Seidenwurm, Jerry; Fitzpatrick, Peter
This art study was conducted in the spring of 1986, during the evaluation segment of Albuquerque (New Mexico) Public Schools' (APS) 6-year curriculum planning cycle. Archival data were collected; large numbers of students, parents, teachers, and administrators were surveyed; secondary level classrooms were visited; and a review of the literature was conducted. The evaluation covered program philosophy and goals, service delivery, content, methods, materials, facilities, support, and effectiveness. Fourteen different surveys were administered in the spring of 1986 to a total of 1,499 students, 1,028 parents, 92 teachers, 4 itinerant teacher, and 89 principals from elementary, middle, and high schools in the APS. Results indicate that: (1) the amount of art education in the APS has declined at all levels in recent years; (2) offerings are not entirely standardized and provision of resources is not consistent across schools; (3) teachers expressed a desire to meet with other teachers more frequently to improve aspects of the art instruction process; (4) only 10% of secondary principals and teachers found the APS's use of community resources within its art program to be suitable; (5) most students find art programming highly enjoyable; (6) art instruction appears to be very successful in teaching students to pursue projects through their completion; and (7) the issue of written testing to assess art education achievement is a matter of dispute throughout the nation. Respondents indicated that the most crucial level of concern is the elementary art program, in which many students do not receive consistent, well-planned art instruction. (TJH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Albuquerque Public Schools, NM. Planning, Research and Accountability.