ERIC Number: ED021870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Relation of Quality of Art Work to Two Socio-Economic Variables (Culturally-Advantaged and Culturally-Deprived), Two Motivational Variables (Fantasy and Realism), and Two Budget Variables (Found and Expensive Materials). Final Report.
Carr, Pete J.; Clements, Robert D.
To furnish art educators with information for improving the art curriculum, this study sought to establish possible relationships between quality art work and the primary variables of student socioeconomic levels, motivation based on fantasy or environmental themes, and budgets using either expensive or free materials. Four sixth-grade classes in two schools (a laboratory school in a culturally advantaged neighborhood and a school in a culturally disadvantaged locale) executed 832 art products, judged by 16 art educators. One class at each school used inexpensive or "found" materials and the other used expensive materials. Greater art quality, craftsmanship, and originality were produced by the use of expensive materials, by fantasy motivation, by students at the culturally advantaged school, by girls, and by academic high achievers. The low-budget art programs considerably diminish high-quality art performance and enjoyment. (This report also includes tables and charts which substantiate findings.) (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Advantaged, Art Education, Art Materials, Art Products, Costs, Cultural Context, Cultural Enrichment, Disadvantaged, Grade 6, Handicrafts, High Achievement, Instructional Materials, Motivation Techniques, Painting (Visual Arts), Program Costs, Sculpture, Sex Differences, Student Reaction
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN.