ERIC Number: ED357057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Art Education. Program Evaluation Report.
Thomas, Roberta Rodriguez
The model for delivery of art education in the Orange County (Florida) Public Schools addresses both cognitive and affective skill development. An evaluation conducted in 1992 addressed the effectiveness of art education, the needs and concerns of art educators, and student attitudes toward art. Procedures used consisted of classroom observations, staff development visits, principal interviews, and art teacher and student surveys. Interviews were conducted with 18 school administrators and 4 new art teachers. A survey of 1,291 fifth and ninth graders assessed student attitudes toward art. Surveys of 48 art teachers indicated educator responses to the program. Program objectives for art education were appropriate based on the literature reviewed and the needs of the district, and the operational guidelines were satisfactory. All teachers reported addressing program objectives, including those for integration of art with other disciplines, in their classes. Student attitudes toward art were generally positive. Some concerns were aired regarding facilities and equipment, particularly in the high schools where the ability of students to support the art classes through fees paid was observed to be related to the quality of the program offered. Three tables present study data. Four appendixes contain: (1) the principal interview form; (2) the art teacher survey; (3) the new teacher interview form; and (4) the student survey concerning attitudes toward art. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Affective Objectives, Art Education, Art Teachers, Cognitive Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Interviews, Needs Assessment, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, School Districts, School Surveys, Skill Development, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, FL. Program Evaluation Office.