ERIC Number: ED256094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of Art Activities for Trainable Mentally Retarded Students.
An art teacher describes her experiences in teaching three classes of moderately/severely mentally retarded and multiply handicapped students (6-16 years old). Instruction focused on sensory experiences which involved a variety of materials and creative activities. Lesson plans were prepared based on information gathered in a questionnaire completed by the teachers. A log was kept recording the attention span, interest, enthusiasm, and reaction of each student to the lesson. At the conclusion of 15 weeks, interviews were held with teachers to evaluate the projects. Findings are presented from teacher questionnaires on such topics as the benefits and goals of art education, and levels of assistance needed in various art activities. The teachers agreed that art experiences contributed to the social, emotional, and physical growth of the children. Recommendations are offered, including the need for diversification of nontoxic materials and student satisfaction whth finished products. A three-page reference list is followed by extensive appendices that include lesson plans, additional art activities, teacher surveys, and a student skills evaluation. (CL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Field Project and Research Report, National College of Education.