Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Kimberlee Everson, Stacy Leggett, Wren Mills

Degree Program

Department of Educational Leadership

Degree Type

Doctor of Education


The value of art education and people’s perspective of its value have been subjects of research throughout the years. Art programs are usually the first to be eliminated when there are budget cuts in the public-school systems. This study examines policy, history, and teachers’, parents’, and students’ viewpoints of the value of art education. It also analyzes the researched value that an art education provides. As there is little to no research on administrative leaders’ viewpoints, this research study utilized Q-methodology to determine administrators’ viewpoints on their personal value of art education. The main goal of this research was to assess administrators’ perspectives, positions, and standpoints as this is currently an unexplored area of research.


Art Education | Education | Educational Leadership