What do Teacher’s Say?
The Teacher Opinion Survey, as administered in 2014, encompasses some very BIG IDEAS about the role of the arts in education in A+ Schools. The process of this research reported in four reliable scales:
- Positive Student Outcomes
- Teacher as Artist
- Arts Instruction
TOS 2014 Take-aways:
– Oklahoma educators hold positive views about the arts in education and other core A+ principles.
-Educators feel strongly about the ways that this approach supports student learning
-Educators express positive opinions about the value of the arts as a separate discipline as well as an integrated subject.
– The level of collaboration seems to increase when schools have greater engagement within the Oklahoma A+ Schools® network.
-The Oklahoma A+® model is SUSTAINABLE. Longitudinal data show that educators’ attitudes have remained generally positive and have been consistent across ten years.
NOTE: This report is a continuation of research that began in 2002. This study would not be possible without the previous work of OKA+ Schools® staff; researchers from the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Central Oklahoma; and many others who have contributed to this work over the years.