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Table 55. Percent and standard error for public elementary school classroom teachers reporting that arts instruction was included in their classroom program and of those teachers, percent and standard error reporting various ways of teaching arts subject areas, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Included arts instruction
in classroom
instructional program
Ways of incorporating arts education1 Ways of incorporating arts education1
Incorporating music
in other subject areas
Incorporating visual arts
in other subject areas
Incorporating drama/theatre
in other subject areas
Incorporating dance
in other
subject areas
Using prepackaged curriculum materials or textbooks to teach the arts Teaching arts education through virtual field trips using technology Teaching thematic units that integrate various subjects, including the arts
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
                                 
All public elementary school
classroom teachers
88 (1.4) 92 (1.2) 97 (0.7) 87 (1.3) 53 (2.2) 33 (2.2) 40 (1.9) 87 (1.4)
                                 
Enrollment size                                
Less than 300 88 (3.4) 90 (2.9) 96 (2.0) 87 (3.4) 49 (5.7) 35 (4.6) 35 (4.8) 89 (3.4)
300 to 499 87 (2.5) 93 (1.5) 98 (0.8) 88 (2.2) 58 (3.8) 35 (3.2) 41 (3.1) 88 (2.3)
500 or more 88 (1.9) 91 (1.7) 97 (0.9) 87 (2.2) 51 (3.3) 30 (2.9) 40 (2.8) 85 (2.2)
Community type                                
City 85 (2.5) 89 (2.3) 95 (1.6) 80 (2.9) 59 (4.1) 29 (3.3) 40 (4.5) 82 (2.7)
Suburban 89 (2.3) 94 (1.6) 100 (0.4) 90 (2.4) 49 (3.8) 33 (4.1) 36 (2.6) 88 (2.2)
Town 86 (3.8) 94 (2.4) 93 (3.0) 88 (3.2) 55 (5.4) 32 (5.2) 40 (5.8) 84 (3.9)
Rural 88 (2.6) 90 (2.4) 99 (0.7) 89 (2.3) 53 (3.8) 35 (4.0) 46 (3.9) 90 (1.9)
Region                                
Northeast 92 (3.1) 94 (2.2) 95 (1.9) 89 (3.0) 56 (4.9) 26 (4.3) 30 (4.3) 88 (2.8)
Southeast 83 (3.0) 90 (2.4) 98 (1.2) 88 (2.1) 62 (4.3) 41 (4.5) 54 (4.0) 90 (2.4)
Central 88 (2.7) 89 (2.6) 98 (1.1) 89 (3.0) 49 (3.9) 28 (3.5) 29 (3.6) 89 (2.3)
West 89 (2.4) 94 (1.9) 98 (1.1) 84 (3.2) 46 (3.8) 32 (3.8) 40 (3.5) 81 (2.9)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities2
                               
Less than 6 percent 88 (3.6) 92 (2.9) 97 (1.6) 90 (3.0) 53 (5.0) 28 (4.3) 35 (5.4) 93 (2.4)
6 to 20 percent 90 (2.1) 91 (2.7) 97 (1.3) 90 (2.4) 53 (3.9) 34 (4.0) 42 (4.0) 88 (2.5)
21 to 49 percent 89 (2.3) 91 (1.8) 99 (0.6) 85 (2.6) 51 (4.6) 33 (4.6) 34 (3.5) 86 (2.7)
50 percent or more 85 (2.6) 93 (1.9) 96 (1.3) 86 (2.3) 56 (3.8) 33 (3.4) 45 (3.7) 84 (2.7)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                               
0 to 25 percent 90 (2.5) 92 (2.5) 99 (0.9) 91 (2.5) 47 (3.5) 27 (4.0) 34 (3.6) 90 (2.4)
26 to 50 percent 88 (2.5) 90 (2.8) 99 (0.7) 85 (2.9) 49 (4.6) 33 (4.3) 38 (4.8) 84 (2.9)
51 to 75 percent 92 (2.0) 92 (2.1) 97 (1.2) 90 (1.9) 59 (4.4) 37 (3.8) 44 (3.6) 88 (3.1)
76 percent or more 80 (3.6) 92 (2.1) 95 (1.8) 81 (3.6) 59 (4.0) 33 (3.9) 43 (4.8) 83 (3.3)
1 Percents are based on the 88 percent of public elementary school classroom teachers who included any arts instruction in their classroom instructional program.
2 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: 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, “Arts Survey of Elementary School Classroom Teachers,” FRSS 102C, 2009–10.

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