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Table 66. 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 200910
 
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 29 (1.8) 24 (1.6) 22 (1.2) 25 (1.8)
Perform as a soloist or member of an ensemble 19 (1.3) 17 (1.2) 25 (1.6) 39 (2.0)
Compose or arrange music 39 (1.9) 30 (1.6) 19 (1.5) 11 (1.1)
Conduct community or other ensembles 57 (1.5) 15 (1.2) 14 (1.1) 14 (0.8)
Attend live musical performances 1 (0.2) 21 (1.4) 42 (1.9) 36 (1.8)
Study, critique, or write about music 48 (2.0) 27 (1.9) 15 (1.3) 10 (1.2)
Provide arts leadership in your community or state 49 (1.8) 27 (1.5) 14 (1.3) 9 (1.0)
Attend workshops with professional artists or arts groups 13 (1.1) 34 (1.7) 34 (1.6) 19 (1.4)
Attend performances directed by colleagues 10 (0.9) 38 (1.9) 32 (1.7) 20 (1.5)
Visual arts specialist                
Teach art at a studio or gallery 77 (1.6) 12 (1.1) 8 (0.9) 3 (0.5)
Create works of art 4 (0.7) 27 (1.5) 39 (1.8) 30 (1.8)
Exhibits works of art 44 (1.7) 29 (1.7) 16 (1.3) 11 (1.1)
View and respond to original works of art at museums or galleries 8 (1.1) 25 (1.4) 39 (1.6) 28 (1.6)
Study, critique, or write about art 36 (1.6) 34 (1.8) 21 (1.5) 9 (1.2)
Provide arts leadership in your community or state 49 (1.5) 28 (1.5) 15 (1.1) 8 (0.9)
Attend workshops with professional artists or arts groups 18 (1.5) 38 (1.5) 25 (1.7) 18 (1.1)
Classroom teacher                
Create or perform works of art 54 (2.1) 28 (1.6) 12 (1.2) 5 (0.8)
Teach one of the arts 87 (1.3) 7 (1.0) 4 (0.6) 1! (0.4)
View works of art (e.g., attend museums, galleries, musical or theatrical performances, etc.) 15 (1.2) 44 (1.8) 32 (1.5) 9 (1.3)
Study, critique, or write about the arts 86 (1.5) 11 (1.3) 2 (0.6) 1! (0.3)
Provide arts leadership in your community or state 93 (0.9) 5 (0.7) 2 (0.5) (†)
Attend workshops with professional artists or art groups 87 (1.2) 11 (1.2) 2 (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: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. 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 102M, 2009–10; “Survey of Elementary School Visual Arts Specialists,” FRSS 102VA, 2009–10; and “Arts Survey of Elementary School Classroom Teachers,” FRSS 102C, 2009–10.

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