ERIC Number: ED046150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
A Longitudinal Study of the Development of Creativity.
Skipper, Charles E.
To determine if creative behavior could be developed in adolescents, a longitudinal (three year) evaluation of the Living Arts Program (held in the Dayton, Ohio schools) was conducted. An experimental group of 188 eighth, ninth, and tenth graders and a matched control group were compared with analysis by sex. The experimental group had the opportunity to participate in many facets of the arts and to study in depth one or more of the arts through exhibitions, lecture-demonstrations, performances, and individual presentations by guest artists and Living Arts staff. The results indicated that students enrolled in the program, when compared to a matched control group, became more deeply involved in cultural activities of the community, developed verbal skills (including fluency, flexibility and originality), and engaged in more independent creative activities. (CD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dayton City Schools, OH.