ERIC Number: ED541495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1921
Reference Count: 0
Present Status of Music Instruction in Colleges and High Schools, 1919-20. Bulletin, 1921, No. 9
Osbourne, McConathy; Gehrkens, Karl W.; Birge, Edward B.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Early in the year 1919 a questionnaire was sent by the Bureau of Education to all the universities and colleges in the United States. A large proportion of replies was received, as 419 out of 585 institutions returned answered questionnaires. Most of the important institutions of learning are represented in the replies and in most cases we may assume that failure to reply meant that no music credits were given. Among the colleges which made no reply are a number which treat special subjects where music would have no place. A list of these institutions is given and shows that out of the 166 colleges failing to reply, at least 43 are colleges for special subjects. On the other hand, it is interesting to note that out of a total of 120 colleges for special subjects 33 replied that music was recognized. The questionnaire asks data on two special subjects, namely: (1) Data regarding entrance credit; and (2) Data regarding college credits. The results of the questionnaire justify the conclusion that the colleges and universities of the United States are taking an ever-increasing interest in the development of music as a social, cultural, and professional subject. (Contains 10 tables.) [Report of a study made under the direction of the United States Bureau of Education by a joint committee of the National Education Association, Music Teachers' National Association, and Music Supervisors' National Conference. Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: College Credits, Music Education, Questionnaires, Music, Music Teachers, National Surveys, Institutional Characteristics, Higher Education, High Schools, Singing, Music Activities, Musical Instruments, Admission Criteria
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)