ERIC Number: ED543489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1933
Reference Count: 0
National Survey of Secondary Education. Bulletin, 1932, No. 17. Monograph No. 25: Instruction in Music and Art in Two Parts
Pierce, Anne E.; Hilpert, Robert S.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
This is a study in the two fields of the fine arts which have largely found their way into the curriculum of the secondary schools during the past 30 years. Anne E. Pierce, associate in music at the University of Iowa, made the study of music. Robert S. Elbert, assistant professor of art education, University of Minnesota, made the study of art education. Both of these investigators have followed the usual procedure, that is, they have used inquiry forms and later made personal visits to schools. Music, it will be observed, is now largely satisfying a demand created by increase in leisure hours. The working hours of mankind have been reduced and will in the future be cut down still more. Music is one of the subjects which in Europe is a very common leisure-time occupation. It is significant that of the 393 members of the National High School Orchestra in 1930, only 38 per cent indicated that they intended to become professional performers; only 10 per cent indicated that they planned to teach music. This, together with the information shown in the accompanying report regarding the course of study, leads readers to believe that music is now filling an important position as a leisure-time occupation. Fewer organized courses of study exist in art than in music. Furthermore, fewer visits were made by the investigator to the schools; but enough was done to show that art, too, is going to be a subject taught with the leisure time of pupils in view. This monograph is divided into two parts: Part I: Music, which contains the following chapters: (1) The Development of Music in Public High Schools; (2) The Course of Study in Music; (3) Observation of Teaching in Selected Schools; and (4) Summary and conclusion. Part II: Art, contains the following chapters: (1) The Nature of the Investigation; (2) Major Trends in Courses of Study in Art; (3) Observations from Visits and Conferences; (4) Measurement and Research in Art Education; and (5) Summary. Individual chapters contain footnotes. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, National Surveys, School Statistics, Questionnaires, Educational Equipment, Educational Research, Measurement, Student Evaluation, Art Education, Music Education, Music, Observation, Musicians, Leisure Time, Course Content, Curriculum Guides, Secondary Education, Junior High Schools, High Schools, School Visitation, Course Descriptions, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Research, Educational Objectives, Secondary School Curriculum, Educational Policy, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Course Organization, Courses, Class Organization, Private Schools
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)