ERIC Number: ED086569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Aesthetic Awareness: A Means to Improve Self Concept in a Multi-Cultural Environment.
Abbott, Wendell; Haynes, Margaret
An experimental program, examining a variety of experiences from an aesthetic point of view, focused on growth in the affective domain. The purpose of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of a five-week program in value-building activities with emphasis on: 1) increasing aesthetic perceptions of the sensitivity to the environment; 2) improving the self concept; and 3) developing socially acceptable ways of expressing feelings as well as accepting the feelings of others. Thirteen pupils of divergent backgrounds, from the sixth to eleventh grades, participated in a program implemented by two art teachers using four components: field experiences; audio-visual stimuli; group discussions; and self-examination experiences. Data were collected and analyzed comparing changes between pre and post tests. Personal interviews, anecdotal records, audio-tapes, photographs, and the Child's View of Himself Scale used to collect relevant data recorded significant changes in all three areas. Appendices contain copies of the Child's View of Himself Scale and a recording sheet for anecdotal records. (KSM)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Affective Behavior, Art Education, Attitude Change, Audiovisual Aids, Data Analysis, Educational Research, Environment, Field Trips, Interpersonal Relationship, Measurement Instruments, Program Descriptions, Rating Scales, Self Concept, Self Expression, Values, Videotape Recordings, Visual Literacy
P.K. Yonge Laboratory School, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 ($1.76 per copy)
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Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. P. K. Yonge Lab. School.