A Case Study of a National Arts Education Partnership
Chapter 9. Emerging Issues
· 9 · emerging issues Introduction A meta-analysis of the in-depth interview data across all ten questions revealed a number of emerging issues with the arts partnerships. With each group—artists, teachers, and project coordinators—these issues were tangen- tially related. For the artists, the issues were about artist adaptation to the class- room culture and teacher detachment from involvement in the arts projects; for the teachers, it was about artist value to themselves and their students and classroom management by the artists; and for project coordinators, it was about the complexities of their role and the changing nature of arts education. The data overall was analyzed using NVivo, a qualitative software package, to identify patterns in the responses to all the questions. Several quotations for each question are provided in this section to support the interpretation of the data. To analyse the data, the author generated a data link for emerging themes, entitled free nodes, from the corpus of responses to the in-depth interviews. Each free node constituted a clustering of similar responses to the questions overall from the partners. In this study, the free nodes provided evidence of issues within groups (i.e., artists OR teachers OR project coordinators) (refer to appendix 7, pp. 138–142). For example, 76 a case study of a national arts education partnership an overall examination of the questions revealed a preoccupation by artists with adapting to the classroom and dealing with teacher detachment (appendix 7, pp. 138–139), whereas teachers recognized the value of the...
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