ERIC Number: ED060656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Visual Literacy Activities in the Schools.
Ross, Samuel B., Jr.
Partnership between industry and education is important in establishing programs in visual literacy. The field is likely to become better established as the result of the formation of the Conference on Visual Literacy as a permanent group. However, as yet very little is known concretely about research and demonstration on this subject. Green Chimneys, a private school, has experimented with visual literacy studies in the primary grades. Students were given cameras and encouraged to take pictures. As a result of this program, observers found the children were improving communication skills, becoming aware of the environment, improving their self-concept and self-esteem, and becoming better motivated and more interested in academics. The photographs also revealed the concerns of the various children. Since non-verbal communication is so important a part of the child's early life, it is worthwhile to capitalize on this aspect of experience. Visual literacy has unlimited practical applications. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Green Chimneys School, Brewster, NY.
Identifiers: Green Chimneys School NY