Art presents the fewest worries for students, who see it as less difficult and dependent on performance than music. Drama, although the subject least often taught of all the arts, is perceived as not requiring much skill to teach. However, the students had scant understanding of dramain education as a methodology.
The authors of the report highlight the need for arts courses with a strong practical focus extended throughout the training programme and for the expectation that all students be involved in arts teaching during their school-based work.
Susan Chedzoy, Linda Green, Sarah Hennessy and Lina Rolfe, School of Education, University of Exeter, Northcote House, The Queen's Drive, Exeter EX4 4QJ.