ERIC Number: ED351258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Arts Education in South Dakota Schools. A Report from South Dakota Arts Council's Arts Education Task Force.
South Dakota Arts Council, Sioux Falls.
This report presents information on the status of arts education in South Dakota schools. Central to the report are the findings of a statewide survey of school districts that was conducted as part of a long-term project to advance the arts in South Dakota schools. Findings are reported in a number of areas, including budgets, staffing, course offerings, written curricula, school facilities, professional staff development, and teacher perceptions. Overall it was found that there is considerable need for improvement in most areas of arts education. Ten recommendations are put forth based on the survey and other information. The report also includes background information in support of arts education in South Dakota schools, and discusses a plan to help school districts to develop arts education curricula through pilot schools. Three appendices are included: (1) Survey instruments, including cover letter; (2) Information on random sampling; and (3) South Dakota map indicating respondent schools. A report on the six schools that have participated in the Arts Basic Curriculum pilot program, the creation of which is mentioned in the report, is included as an addendum. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Dakota Arts Council, Sioux Falls.
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota