ERIC Number: ED117104
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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Esthetic Education in Teacher Education (LEEP).
Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock.
The Lubbock Esthetic Education Program (LEEP) is being offered as a field-based experience which combines theory and practice. As an interdisciplinary arts-education program conducted by teams composed of arts and education faculty and graduate and undergraduate students of Texas Tech University, LEEP is concerned with developing esthetic awareness and knowledge of how the arts are interrelated, while dealing with the improvement of teacher effectiveness. Through interdisciplinary activities, LEEP involves public school children from Lubbock's tri-ethnic community, undergraduate and graduate students, university faculty, and public school personnel in a working and learning situation which focuses on the education of feelings. LEEP is one of the public programs offered by the museum of Texas Tech University. Future teachers are involved in learning how to use the museum as a teaching and learning resource while the museum is able to enlarge its scope as an interface between the community and the university. Museum Science graduate students participate as team members and aid in relating aspects of the museum to the esthetic experience. Undergraduate students are provided with pre-student teaching involvement with children of cultural and/or ethnic backgrounds different from their own. The focus of all activities is on providing children with opportunities to gain confidence in their creative abilities, to gain improved self-concepts, and to open new avenues of cultural and esthetic awareness. (Author/BD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock.