ERIC Number: ED092234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Changes with Time in the Content of Children's Drawings: A Longitudinal Study with the "Draw-a-Classroom Test."
Rogers, Rex S.
This longitudinal study of children's drawings is designed to indicate important aspects of the socialization process through analysis of changes in children's drawings. The Draw-A-Classroom (DAC) Test was administered to 100 students between 1961 and 1966. Data was available from a total of eight test administrations, given in the period between prekindergarten and fourth grade. All drawings were coded according to content areas and other specified characteristics. Analysis of results of the 6-year study clearly show that the many facets of the changing world of the child are paralleled by changes in his drawings. Three major areas of change were identified: (1) realism, (2) sophistication, and (3) conformity of content. Discussion focuses on the processes responsible for such change, and the potential of the DAC as a research tool. A statistical appendix comprises more than five-sixths of this document. (DP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.