ERIC Number: ED209828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship Between Herman T. Epstein's Research on Brain Growth Stages and the Creative Art Efforts of Children in Elementary School.
Algava, Priscilla Snow
The study investigated the possible correlations between brain growth stages and creative art work through the evaluation of 549 samples of children's art by children in grades K through 6. The absence of a valid instrument led to the development by the investigator of a criterion referenced rating scale for evaluation of the art work. The data clearly indicated an observable relationship between achievement in the visual arts and H. Epstein's brain growth periods. Children in brain growth spurt periods achieved higher scores than children in plateau periods. The data indicated a sharp drop in creative achievement in kindergarten and fourth grade, both of which occur during a plateau period as defined by Epstein. Appended are the detailed scoring results of the three judges. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, DePauw University.