ERIC Number: ED312166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-May
Reference Count: N/A
Public School District Policies and Practices in Selected Aspects of Arts and Humanities Instruction. Center for Education Statistics Bulletin.
Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
This bulletin reports the findings from a 1987 nationwide school survey of arts and humanities instruction conducted by Westat, Inc. for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities. (The data are representative of approximately 15,250 operating school districts in the United States, 75% of which have student enrollments of under 2,500.) The survey covers the arts, including visual arts, music, dance, drama; and the humanities, including creative writing, history, foreign languages, and literature. The topics included in the survey are: (1) high school graduation requirements; (2) amount of instruction time at the elementary and junior high school levels; (3) course and program participation rates at the junior and senior high school levels; (4) use of teachers who specialize in the arts; (5) perceived teacher demand and shortage; and (6) requirements for secondary level history teacher. Survey methodology, data reliability, 6 graphs, 15 tables, and a copy of the Fast Response Survey System's (FRSS) arts and humanities survey are also included. (DJC)
Descriptors: Art Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research, Elementary Education, Fine Arts, History Instruction, Humanities Instruction, Literature, Public Schools, Required Courses, School Districts, School Surveys, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, State Standards
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Fast Response Survey System