ERIC Number: ED047881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
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Evaluation of the Cultural and Creative Arts Program in Monongalia County (June 24-July 26, 1968).
Puzzuoli, David A.; Peltonen, Jean
The third session of a 3-year annual summer Cultural and Creative Arts Program was held in 6 Monongalia County, West Virginia, schools for first-through sixth-grade pupils. Objectives were (1) the development of a sense of appreciation for the unique culture and resources characterizing the Appalachian region, (2) the development of a desire to explore and experiment rather than to duplicate externally imposed patterns and standards, and (3) the realization of success in terms of the unique personal satisfaction which results when children successfully move closer to the realization of their own potentials. The program was evaluated in terms of pupil reaction, pupil progress, and teacher effectiveness. Twelve activity rating scales, 3 for each of the 4 major areas (arts, music, drama, and dance), were constructed to provide pupil performance ratings; an adaptation of Osgood's Semantic Differential was used to detect changes in pupil attitudes. Significant improvement in pupil performance was found in 10 of 12 activity areas. While changes were found in pupil attitudes, changes in a positive direction were not indicated by pupil responses. Program area preferences as ranked by pupils during initial and final phases remained stable. A wide range was found to exist in respect to teacher effectiveness. An assessment of total findings indicated that the objectives were accomplished. (JH)
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Sponsor: Division of Plans and Supplementary Centers, BESE.
Authoring Institution: Monongalia County Board of Education, Morgantown, WV.