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ERIC Number: ED492568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Reference Count: 1
Arts Instruction of Public School Students in the First and Third Grades. Issue Brief. NCES 2006-099
Kienzl, Gregory; Boachie-Ansah, Grace; Lanahan, Lawrence; Holt, Emily W.
National Center for Education Statistics
Few national studies have been conducted on students' receipt of arts instruction, particularly in the early grades. To address this gap in the literature, this Issue Brief provides a descriptive look at the prevalence of arts instruction received by first and third grade public school students in their schools. Using spring 2000 and spring 2002 data from the School Administrator and Teacher Questionnaires of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K), this analysis examines public school students' receipt of arts instruction in first and third grade and the changes in weekly arts instruction between these grades. Four areas of the arts are considered in this Issue Brief: (1) music; (2) art; (3) dance or creative movement (hereafter referred to as dance); and (4) theater or creative dramatics (hereafter referred to as theater). For each area of the arts, the prevalence of instruction is measured by whether students worked on lessons or projects in that topic area at least once per week. Measures were also created to examine changes between grades for students who had arts instruction in at least one grade. (Contains 1 table and 1 endnote.)
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 1, Statistical Data, Questionnaires, Kindergarten, Administrators, Public Schools, Fine Arts, Art Education, Dance, Theater Arts
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 3
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
IES Funded: Yes
IES Publication: http://ies.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006099