ERIC Number: ED047880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Cultural and Creative Arts Program in Monongalia County (June 12-July 14, 1967).
Hofstetter, Arthur N.; Peltonen, Jean
The second session of a proposed 3-year annual summer Cultural and Creative Arts Program was held in 6 selected Monongalia County, West Virginia, schools for first- through sixth-grade pupils. Objectives were to emphasize the distinctive cultural character of Appalachia and to emphasize exploration and experimentation rather than mastery of formal rules and techniques. The program was evaluated in terms of pupil reaction, pupil achievement, pupil adjustment, and parent reaction. Osgood's Semantic Differential, the Pupil Adjustment Inventory, specially constructed achievement tests, and interviews with parents and pupils were used. Of 12 activities offered in the program, the 5 attracting the largest number of pupils were ceramics, painting, crafts, musical instruments, and folk dance. Significant improvement in achievement level was found in 8 of 12 instructional areas. Significant improvement in pupil adjustment was found in achievement as related to aptitude, attitude toward school work, personal worth, activities and interest, attitude toward school, and the school's influence upon the pupil. The 2 suggestions most frequently made by parents in regard to program improvement were extending facilities to accommodate more children and improving transportation facilities. Deficiencies in facilities, materials, and equipment were found at all 6 schools. In the opinion of the evaluation staff, the specific objectives of the Cultural and Creative Arts Program were met. (JH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Division of Plans and Supplementary Centers, BESE.
Authoring Institution: Monongalia County Board of Education, Morgantown, WV.