Secondary Arts Educators - Research Project
ARTS EDUCATORS Please participate in a research study regarding the Arts Curriculum, 2010. You will complete an online survey describing your experiences and assessment of the revised arts curriculum. Participants will be entered in a draw to win one of five $25 Tim Horton’s cards. This research has been cleared by the University of Windsor. If you have any questions please contact Dr Sefton firstname.lastname@example.org 519 253 3000 (3832). Visit https://fluidsurveys.uwindsor.ca/s/artscurriculum/ to participate.
This research study has been cleared by the University of Windsor Research Ethics Board.
LETTER OF INFORMATION FOR CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH
Title of Study: Implementing the Revised Arts Curriculum in Ontario Secondary Schools: A Survey of Arts Educators You are invited to participate in a research study conducted by Terry Sefton and Jonathan Bayley (Associate Professors), and Peter Bates (PhD candidate), from the Faculty of Education at the University of Windsor. If you have any questions or concerns about the research, please feel to contact Dr Sefton email@example.com ph 519 253 3000 (3832); Dr Bayley firstname.lastname@example.org ph 519 253 3000 (3814) or Mr Bates email@example.com PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The revised arts curriculum arrived in Ontario secondary schools in fall 2010. This research will survey secondary arts educators who have been teaching for five years or longer, and ask them to describe their experience with the revised arts curriculum implementation, if and how their teaching practice has changed as a result, and its impact on preparing students for arts careers and education at the post secondary level. PROCEDURES If you volunteer to participate in this study, you will be asked to: Complete an online survey that will include general demographic information such as how long you have been teaching, and in what subject areas; and describe your experiences and assessment of the revised arts curriculum in your subject area. The survey should take you approximately 20 minutes. POTENTIAL RISKS AND DISCOMFORTS There are no anticipated risks to participating in this research. The survey is anonymous, and the questions are about your professional practice, and do not include sensitive or personal information. POTENTIAL BENEFITS TO PARTICIPANTS AND/OR TO SOCIETY This research will allow you to share your experiences, and see what other arts teachers are doing across Ontario. It will provide a base line of data on arts educators in the province for subsequent research. This research will also provide a window into new curriculum implementation, and how formal and informal resources support changes in teaching practice. COMPENSATION FOR PARTICIPATION You may choose to enter your name into a draw for one of five $25 Tim Horton's cards. CONFIDENTIALITY Any information that is obtained in connection with this study and that can be identified with you will remain confidential and will be disclosed only with your permission. Demographic information will not include information that could identify you. IP addresses (your computer) will not be collected. Data will be reported in aggregate form. Therefore, this survey will be anonymous and your identity will not be known to the researchers nor to anyone else. If you choose to enter your name into the draw, your contact information will be collected and kept entirely separate from the research data. PARTICIPATION AND WITHDRAWAL By clicking the "I agree" button at the bottom of this page you will be consenting to participate. You may choose to withdraw at the end of each page of questions, by clicking an exit button or by closing your browser. Responses you have submitted up to that point will be retained by the researchers. You may withdraw from the entire survey by clicking through to the end, where a button can be clicked that indicates you wish to withdraw all of your data. Once you have submitted your final response and closed the survey, it will no longer be possible for you to withdraw. FEEDBACK OF THE RESULTS OF THIS STUDY TO THE PARTICIPANTS A reader friendly report will be available on the University of Windsor Research site after December 31 2012: uwindsor.ca/reb SUBSEQUENT USE OF DATA These data may be used in subsequent studies, in publications and in presentations. RIGHTS OF RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS If you have questions regarding your rights as a research participant, contact: Research Ethics Coordinator, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4; Telephone: 519-253-3000, ext. 3948; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org