ERIC Number: ED032507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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An Analysis of the Organizational Development of Four Museum Adult Education Programs and Their Effect upon the Adult Participants.
Zernich, Theodore, Jr.
The population for the study consisted of the educational directors of The Museum of Modern Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art; The Baltimore Museum of Art, and The Carnegie Museum of Art, and 259 participants in the museum programs for amateurs in art. Nine propositions were used to give information on the structure of the programs. An attitudinal questionnaire was given and measured through the use of Chi Square and the Fattu Significance of Difference of Percentages Scale. The general finding is that the adult art programs have taken on a service nature. The programs are highly adaptive to the interests of the adults when an interest is expressed in a certain area of study. This adaptive approach does not specify educational ends; instead, it specifies an undirected program that can be categorized as laissez faire. This extreme flexibility encourages a general ambiguity in the program. An overview of popular response to the education division reveals a relatively high degree of support. The appendix includes a bibliography and the questionnaire used. (author/nl)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Art Education, Bibliographies, Doctoral Dissertations, Museums, Participant Satisfaction, Program Administration, Program Development, Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
Identifiers: Baltimore Museum of Art MD; Carnegie Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art NY; Philadelphia Museum of Art
Note: Ed. D. Thesis.