ERIC Number: ED044421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Pilot Study of Evaluation Methods Relative to the Development of Visual Awareness in the Field of Art with Nine- and Ten-Year-Old Children Attending Fourth Grade. Final Report.
Hine, Frances D.; And Others
Using 144 nine- and 10-year-old children from diverse communities with various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, this research project studied evaluation methods related to the development of visual awareness in the field of art education. Three types of visual studies--walking tours, classroom art work, study trips to an art museum--and a group of related art concepts served as an organizing framework for teachers in planning curriculum and instruction. A new approach to evaluation of art through the use of photography was developed and tested. Each child was asked to take three shots of an object during the school year to see if learning would carry over and influence what they did in the way of selecting and positioning objects they chose to photograph. Results indicated that the use of photography as an evaluation technique is sound, and is of particular value for children who have had limited environmental enrichment. (A review of related research, study methods, 27 tables showing methods and results, and a brief bibliography are provided.) (MF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools, CA.