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ERIC Number: EJ794283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
Teacher Perspectives on No Child Left Behind and Arts Education: A Case Study
Spohn, Cydney
Arts Education Policy Review, v109 n4 p3-11 Mar-Apr 2008
The author investigates the condition of a public school's arts education program under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and obtains teachers' perspectives on their experiences under the federal policy. The author used qualitative and quantitative approaches to conduct a case study of an Ohio public school district. The data collected revealed changes in the arts education curriculum, particularly in music. Teacher interviews provided the context in which the changes occurred and a more accurate representation of the decrease in arts learning opportunities and the challenges that exist for arts education funding under NCLB. The information illustrated how administrative decisions made to improve test scores and accommodate policies mandated by NCLB threatened arts education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio