ERIC Number: ED090151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
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Development and Initial Piloting of Inter-Disciplinary Humanities Instructional Units for the Elementary Classroom Teacher.
Gardner, William F., Jr.
Seven school districts in North-Central Florida determined that there was a need to provide elementary school children with more opportunities for experience and participation in arts, crafts, dance, drama, and music. Materials developed to assist elementary classroom teachers in bringing the five arts activities into their instructional programs were pilot tested in eight randomly selected classrooms. During the pilot testing, teachers evaluated the materials in terms of their likelihood for increasing (at 0.1 confidence level) elementary school students' participation in the five humanities areas. Five arts specialists selected from 55 applicants evaluated the implementation of the materials. Before and after surveys were administered to the eight pilot classes and to eight randomly selected control classes. Results of the surveys indicate an increase in humanities instruction sufficient for the seven school districts to approve future pilot implementation of the materials by all elementary classroom teachers in 12 pilot schools. (Extensive appendixes include the teacher and student surveys, a description of the approach to an interdisciplinary humanities program, and details of the rationales for the importance of arts areas.) (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida