ERIC Number: ED474178
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Arts Education in the Chicago Public Schools. A Survey. Full Report [and] Executive Summary.
Donaldson, Lynn; Pearsall, Erika
This report presents data from a study of arts education in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Information came from surveys of principals in all six CPS regions; data on arts offerings in high schools available from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research; and surveys of outside arts providers. There was substantial disparity among elementary schools in the provision of arts education and students' exposure to various arts disciplines. One-third of elementary schools had no arts performance groups available to students. Depending on the school, high school students could have 4 or 102 arts classes available. A large array of arts providers brought arts education in all four disciplines to CHP students during the school day. Over 60 percent of elementary and high schools engaged outside arts providers to bring programs to their students. Little coordination existed to link schools with appropriate outside art providers. More than 250 foundations, corporations, academic institutions, and government agencies were funding the in-school arts programs of outside providers. Elementary and secondary school principals reported different needs for arts education within their institutions. Elementary principals sought programs and staff, while secondary principals wanted equipment and space. The executive summary of the full report is attached. (SM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Philanthropic Foundations, Public Schools, Urban Schools
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Community Trust, IL.