ERIC Number: ED041030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Testing Instructional Strategy Which Provides for Participation of Art Students in Urban Planning. Final Report.
An experimental curriculum providing for participation of art students in urban planning was tested in New York City eighth grade classes. An analysis of the conceptual material embodied in the social studies was translated into parallel concepts consistent with art theory and reinforced by contemporary urban design theory. This produced a framework of concepts from which a curriculum unit was developed, embodying tactile and visual classroom activities. "The City as an Act of Will,""The Awareness of Space as Experience," and "Stimulus Movements Systems" were key themes in the unit which received supportive review from the American Institute of Planners and the Architects Institute of America. A re-development problem was given to an experimental group of students and to two control groups, to be performed in the presence of a qualified jury consisting of one professional art educator, one professional planner, and one architect. A consensus of the jurors upheld the hypotheses of the study, which were that the experimental students would be more apt to relate form to function and would tend to defend their proposals from a wider frame of reference and be stronger on rebuttal than the control groups. Further curriculum development and teacher education in this area was recommended. (A demonstration lesson is included.) (Author/MF)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY.