ERIC Number: ED192074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Career Training through the Arts. An Evaluation Report.
Major goals and accomplishments are presented for the arts and career education program of the Children's Art Carnival in Harlem, New York City--a program for low income minority youth (ages 8-18) which utilizes creative and communication arts as a bridge to art careers in industry, entertainment, commercial and human services. Activities, evaluation instruments, and results related to seven program objectives are described and discussed: (1) to expose eight - to fourteen-year-olds to career education experiences via the creative arts (sewing, printmaking, clay, poetry, photography, animation, puppetry, and painting); (2) to enable fourteen- to eighteen-year-olds to develop skills and competence in Communications Arts Productions, thereby increasing career understanding and options; (3) to provide counseling for participants in the Communications Arts production team units; (4) to provide participants with career education experiences fostering the development of responsible work habits and attitudes; (5) to develop communication skills; (6) to provide necessary assistance for participants with neurological, emotional, or other problems; and (7) to promote parent and community support of children's interests in the arts and art-related careers. Dissemination and special activities such as efforts to hire minorities and handicapped in an effort to project a variety of role models are mentioned. The conclusion is made that most objectives were reached and that this program is a model worth emulating. Appendixes constituting two-thirds of the document, contain goals, survey and testing lnstruments, student logs, and work samples. (MN)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Art Activities, Art Education, Behavioral Objectives, Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Children, Counseling Services, Creative Art, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Learning Activities, Low Income Groups, Minority Group Children, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Testing, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Children's Art Carnival, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Art Skills Observation Scale; Education Amendments 1974; New York (Harlem); Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking
Note: Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility. For related documents see ED 163 226 and ED 167 775.