ERIC Number: ED252298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Resolving the Lack of Frequent Art Experiences for a Primary Classroom by Preparing and Implementing an Art Curriculum.
Research has revealed that art is an important but neglected part of every child's educational experience. To help alleviate this neglect, a practicum was conducted to plan, implement, and evaluate an art curriculum for a selected group of first-grade children. Twenty children participated in a 4-month program that focused on awareness of body parts; recognition of details; manipulation of different kinds of art materials; self-expression; feelings of pleasure and satisfaction; and skills in creativity, originality, and divergent thinking. It was anticipated that this curriculum would increase the amount of time children spent on art activities as well as improve their divergent thinking ability and skill in elaboration. Upon completion of the program implementation stage, data from evaluation instruments were analyzed. It was found that standards of performance for all objectives exceeded anticipated success rates. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Florida (Hillsborough County)
Note: Practicum Report, Nova University, 1984.