ERIC Number: ED195477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Children's Attitudes Toward Art: An Intervention Program.
Qualls, Glenda S.; And Others
The hypothesis of this research study was that an intervention program involving preservice teachers working with inservice teachers in the classroom would result in elementary school children developing more positive attitudes toward the study of art and art instruction. Past studies have indicated that teachers feel they do not have the ability to carry out appropriate art instruction in the elementary grades. Their feelings of inadequacy may be conveyed to their students, who in turn develop poor attitudes toward the study of art. The first part of the study was the implementation of a pilot intervention preservice program in art education in an elementary school. Sixty students enrolled in the required course "Art 101, Elementary School Art" spent a minimum of ten hours during the quarter working with one of the 15 teachers and 381 children in the target school. The second phase of the project consisted of an assessment of the children's attitudes toward art. A special instrument which measured children's interest in doing art work, appreciation of the study of art, and teacher influence was developed and administered. The report concludes that the intervention program did not appear to change the attitudes of the children toward the study of art and art instruction. From the standpoint of the preservice teachers enrolled in Art 101, the program appeared to be successful; the students voiced approval of the program, although also noting that the amount of time required for it left inadequate time for other activities normally required in the course. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tennessee Technological Univ., Cookeville.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented in part before the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November, 1980).