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Table 153. Percentage distribution and standard error for public elementary school music specialists, visual arts specialists, and classroom teachers reporting the extent to which they participated in various activities related to their arts subject outside of their school duties: School year 19992000
 
Activity Not at all Small extent Moderate extent Great extent
Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
                 
Music specialist                
Provide instruction in a musical instrument or voice 31 (2.7) 27 (2.8) 21 (2.2) 21 (2.8)
Perform as a soloist or member of an ensemble 17 (2.1) 15 (2.1) 30 (2.6) 38 (2.7)
Compose or arrange music 42 (2.7) 30 (2.5) 18 (2.2) 9 (1.6)
Conduct community or other ensembles 51 (2.9) 18 (2.2) 15 (2.1) 16 (2.7)
Attend live musical performances (†) 23 (2.1) 43 (2.7) 33 (2.7)
Study, critique, or write about music 52 (2.6) 31 (2.4) 11 (1.3) 7 (1.5)
Provide arts leadership in your community or state 43 (2.6) 30 (2.8) 19 (2.0) 8 (1.4)
                 
Visual arts specialist                
Teach art at a studio or gallery 74 (2.9) 12 (2.1) 8 (1.6) 6 (1.5)
Create works of art 5 (1.1) 28 (3.5) 40 (3.1) 27 (3.2)
Exhibits works of art 44 (2.8) 30 (2.5) 17 (2.4) 9 (1.7)
View and respond to original works of art at museums or galleries 6 (1.3) 22 (2.6) 42 (2.6) 31 (2.8)
Study, critique, or write about art 34 (3.0) 33 (2.4) 22 (2.5) 11 (1.9)
Provide arts leadership in your community or state 39 (2.5) 33 (2.9) 20 (2.2) 8 (1.7)
                 
Classroom teacher                
Create or perform works of art 53 (2.2) 25 (1.8) 16 (1.4) 7 (1.2)
Teach one of the arts 88 (1.7) 7 (1.4) 3 (0.7) 3 (0.7)
View works of art (e.g., attend museums, galleries, musical or theatrical performances, etc.) 11 (1.4) 33 (2.3) 43 (2.5) 13 (1.5)
Study, critique, or write about the arts 80 (2.2) 14 (1.9) 4 (0.9) (†)
Provide arts leadership in your community or state 88 (1.6) 9 (1.4) 2! (0.7) 1! (0.5)
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: The data presented in this table may differ from previously published information because missing data from the 1999–2000 surveys were imputed for analysis in this report. Arts specialists are education professionals with a teaching certificate in an arts discipline—such as music, visual arts, dance, or drama/theatre—who provide separate instruction in that discipline. Classroom teachers are teachers of self-contained classrooms; these teachers could teach arts areas as separate subjects or incorporate arts areas into other subjects.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System, “Survey of Elementary School Music Specialists,” FRSS 77M; “Survey of Elementary School Visual Arts Specialists,” FRSS 77VA, and “Arts Survey of Elementary School Classroom Teachers,” FRSS 77C, 1999–2000.

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