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ERIC Number: EJ875604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3541
Art Curriculum Influences: A National Survey
La Porte, Angela M.; Speirs, Peg; Young, Bernard
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v49 n4 p358-370 2008
This article is the result of an empirical study that attempts to discern the extent to which certain factors might influence current curriculum content taught by K-12 art teachers in the United States with 0 to 7 years of teaching experience. Data were collected from a sample of 437 art teachers' completion of a survey instrument with quantitative and limited open-ended response questions. A principal components analysis with a varimax rotation yielded five general art content categories. The use of t-tests measured the relationships between these content categories with demographics, undergraduate coursework, and grade levels taught. Factors that might have influenced curriculum content include: undergraduate coursework, personal interests, national and state curriculum standards, and student issues. The relationship between those factors and the influences of current curriculum content being taught is discussed. (Contains 5 tables and 8 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States