Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Homeschool Parent Survey of Visual and Performing Arts Activities, Instruction and Methodologies in California
by Witczak, Christina, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 118; 10638087
Abstract (Summary)

This was a quantitative, non-experimental, cross-sectional research study that surveyed California homeschooling parents with children in grades K-6 during the 2016–17 academic year. The purpose was to discover the methodologies and activities California homeschooled K-6th grade students received and experienced in the four arts disciplines: music, dance, theater and fine art. The data was collected through an online survey and a random representation of the research participants. The data collected included collecting specific information regarding arts activities and lessons, the approximated time and hours of instruction, and the locations or places where the lessons and activities were conducted. There were a total of 178 responses collected from the research participants. The overall participation rates within the four arts disciplines for this sample population of California homeschooling students in grades K-6 during the 2016–17 year in music was 80.34%, dance was 48.32%, theater was 52.81% and visual arts was 94.39%. The specific activities, lessons, time and locations were analyzed and discussed. This research concluded that the sample population participates in visual arts activities and lessons mainly in the home, and music, dance, and theater activities and lessons are experienced at private studios or theaters. It was additionally noted that just over 11% of the California homeschooling parents participating referenced the VAPA standards.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gatlin, Laurie
Commitee: Dunagan, Colleen, Silveira, Carlos
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Art
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 57/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Art education, Performing arts education, Elementary education
Keywords: Art, Dance, Education, Homeschool, Music, Theater
Publication Number: 10638087
ISBN: 9780355488258
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