ERIC Number: ED071448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Visual Literacy: An Exciting Environmental Adventure.
A Title I 5 year Visual Literacy Experimental Program was initiated in four kindergarten classes during the 1972-73 academic year. The program was designed to focus on a hierarchy of visual skills and aesthetic experiences involving body language, graphic expressions, and photography, and to correlate these with the objectives of the classroom teacher. Conventional techniques for distinguishing differences and similarities among tastes and tactile impressions, light and dark, open and closed, shape, hue and size, space perception, and rates of movement were greatly enhanced by photographing these experiences and playing them back to the children. The childrens' verbal complexity index was increased. The incorporation of a tape recorder was complementary to the overall goal of developing vocabulary, articulation, and the appreciation of visual and verbal forms. The program was initiated enthusiastically by the classroom teachers and was relatively easy to carry out. (MC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Richmond Public Schools, VA.