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ERIC Number: ED100498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
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Elementary School Art: Fundament, Not Frill.
Lichtig-Rice, Robin
The function of art as an integral part of a humanist education is discussed in depth. Five areas which clearly show the need for art in elementary schools are examined: (1) the relation of art to the unity of the learning process; (2) art, as an emotional outlet, ego fortifier, and sensitizer; (3) art as a progress and problem indicator; (4) art as an aesthetic educator; and (5) art as a counterforce to depersonalization and mechanization. The relevance of art education to the growing field of psychotherapy is also discussed, especially as it relates to self-actualization as the goal of humanist education. (Author/ED)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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