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ERIC Number: ED013859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Pages: 177
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Reference Count: 0
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ART PROGRAMS IN NEGRO COLLEGES. FINAL REPORT.
ROUSE, MARY J.
THIS STUDY COMPARED ART PROGRAMS IN PREDOMINANTLY NEGRO AND NON-NEGRO COLLEGES. ITS PURPOSE WAS TO SURVEY AND IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM AREAS IN THE NEGRO COLLEGES' ART PROGRAMS SO THAT ASSISTANCE BY AGENCIES INTERESTED IN THESE PROGRAMS MIGHT BE MORE EFFICIENT AND RESULT IN AN INCREASED NUMBER OF NEGROES CONTRIBUTING TO THE VISUAL ARTS. EIGHTY-ONE 4-YEAR NEGRO COLLEGES, 20 NEGRO JUNIOR COLLEGES, AND 36 NON-NEGRO COLLEGES WITH ESPECIALLY EFFECTIVE ART PROGRAMS WERE INVOLVED IN THE SURVEY. QUESTIONNAIRES WERE DISTRIBUTED TO THE PRESIDENTS OF THE NEGRO COLLEGES, TO HEADS OF ART DEPARTMENTS AND ART FACULTY IN NEGRO AND NON-NEGRO COLLEGES, AND TO THREE ART MAJORS AT EACH TYPE OF SCHOOL. COMPARATIVE INFORMATION WAS GATHERED ON THE PROFESSIONAL QUALITY OF THE ART FACULTY, THE BACKGROUND AND CURRENT STATUS OF THE ART STUDENTS, AND THE PHYSICAL FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO THE STUDENTS. THE RESULTING DATA REVEALED THAT ALTHOUGH NEGRO ADMINISTRATORS GENERALLY APPROVED OF THE PROGRAMS, THEY SUPPORTED THEM RATHER INADEQUATELY. NEGRO ART FACULTY WERE UNDERPAID, UNDERRANKED, AND WERE GENERALLY AT A LOWER PROFESSIONAL LEVEL. THE NEGRO SCHOOLS' OVERALL ART CURRICULUM CONCENTRATED ON ART EDUCATION INSTEAD OF ON MORE PRODUCTIVE STUDIO WORK. THE NEGRO ART STUDENTS WERE RATED LOWER BY THEIR INSTRUCTORS THAN WERE THE STUDENTS IN NON-NEGRO COLLEGES AND WERE UNREALISTIC IN THEIR AMBITIONS. THE PHYSICAL FACILITIES IN THE NEGRO PROGRAM WERE COMPARATIVELY INFERIOR. THE SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRES ARE APPENDED, TABULATED DATA ARE PRESENTED THROUGHOUT THE REPORT, AND A REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE IS INCLUDED. (LB);
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
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