Alabama public high school choral teacher involvement in Alabama vocal association sponsored events

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dc.contributor Hancock, Carl B.
dc.contributor Prickett, Carol A.
dc.contributor Fleming, Susan C.
dc.contributor Witt, Anne C.
dc.contributor.advisor Latimer, Marvin E. Motley, Khristina Spruill 2017-03-01T17:36:17Z 2017-03-01T17:36:17Z 2015
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002041
dc.identifier.other Motley_alatus_0004D_12444
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The Alabama Vocal Association (AVA) is the choral division of the Alabama Music Educators Association (AMEA), the state chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). This mixed methods study examined non-participation in AVA All-State Choral Festival and AVA State Choral Performance Assessment (SCPA) among Alabama public high schools (N = 355). Quantitative data were event choral program participation lists for 2012 – 2013 provided by the state AVA office and demographic statistics found on the Alabama State Department of Education website including ethnicity (percentage of White students), FRL (percentage of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch), and school size (total enrollment) for all Alabama public high schools. Qualitative data were transcripts and field notes (N = 56 pages) from interviews (N = 26), a focus session at the 2014 AVA Fall Workshop with AVA members (N = 35), and follow-up personal communications (N = 39) with choral teachers representing all AVA districts (N = 7). An Analysis of Variance revealed two significant indicators for AVA participation: (a) FRL, F(1,353) = 169.5, p < .001 (non-participating schools M = 63.74 FRL; participating schools M = 49.05 FRL) and (b) school size, F(1,353) = 48.39, p < .001 (non-participating schools M = 414.99 students; participating schools M = 983.03 students). Ethnicity, F(1, 352) = .458, p = .499, was not found to be a significant indicator of AVA participation. Qualitative findings suggested administrative support, financial limitations, teaching classes other than choral music, and lack of communication between AVA and some choral teachers accounted for non-participation in AVA events.
dc.format.extent 90 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Music education
dc.title Alabama public high school choral teacher involvement in Alabama vocal association sponsored events
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. School of Music Music The University of Alabama doctoral Ph.D.

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