ERIC Number: ED166122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes toward Art. Selected Results from the First National Assessment of Art.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Information is presented from a study of achievement and interest among students in age groups nine, 13, and 17 in the area of art education. Major objectives of the study were to generate information on how much time students spend enjoying works of art, how important they perceive art to be, how they evaluate works of art, what types of art they prefer, and differences among art activities and attitudes of students in different socioeconomic groups. The document is presented in five chapters. Chapter I concentrates on students' appreciation of art. Findings indicated that substantial numbers of students value art and pursue it in some form. Chapter II presents detailed information about student perceptions of art. Findings indicated that a majority of young people appreciate art but do not indicate a broad or sophisticated understanding of the nature or function of art in American culture. Chapters III and IV examine young people's general criteria for evaluating works of art. The final chapter offers conclusions, including that students have little experience with art museums and galleries, display varying attitudes toward art depending upon their socioeconomic background, and that schools should place more emphasis on aesthetic education programs. (DB) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Selective).
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Aesthetic Education, Art Education, Attitude Change, Creativity, Data Analysis, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Knowledge Level, Learning Activities, Museums, Questionnaires, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Attitudes, Student Interests, Surveys, Tables (Data)
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Education Commission of the States, Suite 700, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80295 ($2.40, paper cover)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
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