Elementary music and classroom teachers' time-use: a comparison by grade level, time of day, and day of the week
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Curriculum and Instruction
First Advisor's Name
Stephen M. Fain
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Michael J. Wagner
Second Advisor's Committee Title
Third Advisor's Name
Paul A. Rendulic
Fourth Advisor's Name
Judith J. Slater
Date of Defense
This study investigated time-use of elementary music teachers and elementary classroom teachers to determine: (1) whether there was a relationship between grade level, time of day, and day of the week and teachers' time-use in teaching, monitoring, and non-curricular, and (2) whether ethnicity, training, and years of experience affect teacher time-use. Sixty-nine music teachers and 55 classroom teachers participated.
A MANOVA was used to examine the hypothesized relationship. ANOVA results were significant for time spent teaching, monitoring, and non-curricular. An independent t test revealed a significance difference (t (302) = 5.20, p
Analyses of the activities subsumed under the major categories indicated significant differences between elementary music teachers and elementary classroom teachers, overall, in subject matter ( p
teachers was higher than time-use for those who were Hispanic and white non-Hispanic. Analyses of time-use by grade showed no increase for either group as grade level increased. A statistically significant Wilks Lambda ( F (1,294) = .917 p < .013 ) was found for the independent variable day of the week. ANOVA indicated that elementary classroom teachers monitored more on Thursdays and Fridays: music teachers allocated more time to non-curricular activities on Fridays.
Anderson, Marilyn Jane, "Elementary music and classroom teachers' time-use: a comparison by grade level, time of day, and day of the week" (2000). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1286.
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