ERIC Number: ED114427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Expressive Arts through Perceptual-Motor Development: Final Evaluation 1973-1974. An ESEA Title III Project.
Glen Haven Achievement Center, Fort Collins, CO.
The purpose of this program was to provide an expressive arts program for children in kindergarten through grade three. This program emphasized perceptual-motor development leading to expression in the arts; expression through music, art, movement or dance, and drama. It was designed to provide an atmosphere for creativity, non-verbal expression and problem solving, aesthetic skill development, extended cultural awareness, and valuing. It offered individualized perceptual training for children deficient in such development. Planned parent and community involvement were built into this program. It was designed to generate resource materials and models leading to the development and implementation of curriculum. Program objectives were evaluated by utilization of existing tests and measurement instruments, daily records and case studies, teacher observations, and reports from outside evaluators with recognized expertise. These instruments were used to measure perceptual motor skills, related perceptual-motor behaviors, and academic abilities which may have changed as a consequence of the program: Purdue Perceptual-Motor Survey, Virginia Psycho-Motor Screening Instrument, Peabody Individual Achievement Test, and Goodenough Draw-A-Man Test. Statistical data and reports by outside evaluators support the position that the initial objectives of the program were largely met. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Child Development, Creative Expression, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Dance, Drama, Fine Arts, Individualized Instruction, Music Activities, Parent Participation, Perceptual Motor Learning, Primary Education, Problem Solving, Program Evaluation, Self Concept, Teacher Education, Tests, Values
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Glen Haven Achievement Center, Fort Collins, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota (Minneapolis)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III