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ERIC Number: ED111751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug-31
Pages: 123
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Basic Research in Esthetic Education. Final Report.
Barron, Frank
This report reviews five current research projects in aesthetic education. Chapter 2 describes recent studies at the Institute of Personality Assessment and Research (IPAR) which relate aesthetics and creativity. Chapter 3 reviews measures of perceptual and cognitive performance; perceptual and aesthetic preference; and aesthetic interests, values, sensibility, and personal philosophy as they relate to creativity. Chapter 4 analyzes the relative contribution of heredity and environment in the development of aesthetic abilities. Chapter 5 provides an historical and conceptual review of aesthetic education in the United States, as well as a description of the specific programs of aesthetic education with which this research was involved. Chapter 6 evaluates student potential for success in such programs, based on measurement, statistical prediction, student interviews, and clinical observation. Chapter 7 makes recommendations, based on the research projects, in the areas of pedagogy, student selection, student and program evaluation, and future research. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Special Concerns.
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