ERIC Number: ED024746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug-15
Reference Count: 0
Measuring the Contribution of the Arts in the Education of Disadvantaged Children. Final Report.
Cohen, Harold L.; And Others
This research project attempted to evaluate changes in the specific educational behaviors of 73 underachieving urban Negro children and 17 underachieving middle-class white children who participated in the 6-week Friends/Morgan (F/M) summer demonstration program in the arts. Training sessions on applied operant theory and environmental design were held by the Institute for Behavioral Research for the F/M teachers and student interns to assist them in developing explicit measurable goals and procedures necessary to fulfill the goals of the program. The children were pre-and post-tested on the Primary Mental Abilities Test (PMA); changes in the scores of the major experimental group were compared with those of a comparison group drawn randomly from the entire school population (not only underachievers). Other behavioral data relative to these changes were accumulated. The Flanagan Aptitude Classification Tests measured the effects of participation in the program on the student interns. Photographic slides recorded the children's involvement. An appendix contains the script of an audiovisual presentation which overviews the entire F/M project. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Behavioral Research, Silver Spring, MD.
Identifiers: Flanagan Aptitude Classification Tests; Friends Morgan Project; Institute for Behavioral Research MD; Maryland; Primary Mental Abilities Test; SRA Primary Mental Abilities Test