Date of Award


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Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Committee Chair

Sydney Brown


This study focuses on the bidirectional relationship between the environment, behaviors, and personal factors and their effects on fine arts integration practices in the generalist elementary classroom. There were three driving questions for this study: (1) How do environmental factors impact fine arts integration in the generalist elementary teachers’ classroom instruction; (2) How do behaviors impact fine arts integration in the generalist elementary classroom; and (3) How do teachers’ personal factors impact arts integration in the generalist elementary classroom? To answer these questions a modified version of Teaching with the Arts Survey (Oreck, 2001) was used along with open-ended questions and interviews. Using the theoretical framework of Bandura’s (1997a) triadic reciprocal causation theory variables for coding survey and open-ended questions, data were collected, results were analyzed, and recommendations were developed.

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