ERIC Number: ED342708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Arts Education in American Public Schools. Report on a Survey Conducted by the National Arts Education Research Center at the University of Illinois.
This survey was developed to accumulate and interpret data pertaining to the current status of music, art, dance, and drama/theater education in U.S. public schools. Questionnaires were designed to secure four types of data: (1) demographic; (2) curricular; (3) adequacy of instructional materials; and (4) support for arts education. Findings were reported for small elementary schools (<550), large elementary schools (551+), small middle schools (<499), large middle schools (500+), small secondary schools (<999), and large secondary schools (1000+) in the areas of music, visual art, dance, and drama/theater. The document concludes with a comparison of the results between this and a similar survey that was conducted in 1962 by the National Education Association. The survey instruments are appended. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. National Arts Education Research Center.
Note: For "Summary and Conclusions" previously published separately, see ED 338 551.