ERIC Number: ED406305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Arts Participation: A Study of Arts Socialization and Current Arts-Related Activities Using 1982 and 1992 SPPA Data.
Orend, Richard J.; Keegan, Carol
This monograph focuses on the relationship between pre-adult socialization in the arts and subsequent arts participation, as measured in the data collected in the 1992 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The study aims to increase understanding of art socialization experiences as they relate to educational experiences. The extent to which U.S. adults have been exposed to arts lessons and classes as children or young adults is examined and an attempt made to determine whether the nature and extent of the relationship between that exposure and current participation has changed since a SPPA conducted in 1982. The monograph is organized in 6 sections. After the Introduction in section 1, section 2 reviews the 1982 SPPA findings on arts socialization experiences and their relationship to current arts-related activities. Section 3 provides detailed findings on the distribution of socialization patterns in the adult population, and an analysis of how socialization experiences for specific age groups have changed over time. Section 4 explores art socialization experiences and demographic characteristics as predictors of adult arts participation. Section 5 examines the influences of spouses on each others' current arts participation behavior, especially in terms of the interaction of socialization experiences and current behavior. Finally, section 6 discusses the significance of the 1982-1992 socialization data for the development of future art audiences. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
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