ERIC Number: ED164385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Aesthetic Education Program: Initial Survey of Selected Implementation Sites. 1971-1972.
Kunkel, J. Riley
The document presents a report from a survey to evaluate aesthetic consciousness among participants in an aesthetic education pilot project (AEP). The AEP consisted of curriculum packages entitled "Meter,""Sound and Movement,""Word Pictures,""Characterization," and "Dramatic Plot." Extended pilot trials of the aesthetic education packages were conducted during the 1971-72 school year in 18 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Although all students and teachers who participated in the project were sent questionnaires, the response was only 10% of the total (88 teachers and 24 student groups). Questions dealt with package content; attitudes, interests, and aesthetic background of participants; time spent on the pilot project; ease of working with the material; and increased knowledge and/or understanding of aesthetic subjects as a result of participating in the program. Survey results were analyzed by determining percentages of teachers and students who responded in various ways to the questions. Findings indicated that teachers showed approval of package materials and instrumentation as a whole. Students indicated that they had enjoyed working on all packages except "Meter," would welcome similar packages, and had learned at least a fair amount. Additional research is suggested using a larger data base. The appendix presents copies of the teacher and student questionnaires, tabular representation of responses, and directions for administration of the questionnaires. (DB)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Affective Objectives, Art Education, Cognitive Objectives, Data Analysis, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Pilot Projects, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Summative Evaluation, Surveys, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
Jennie Scaggs, Publications Department, Central Midwestern Regional Educational Laboratory, 3120 59th Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63139 ($2.75, prepayment required)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Louis, MO.
Note: Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to various changes in type size of original document; For related documents, see SO 011 371-372