ERIC Number: ED120199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Potters' House Evaluation 1974-75. A Title III ESEA Project.
The Potters' House, an ESEA Title III program, began in the fall of 1974. This report summarizes the first year of operation for the project. The overall goal of the program was to enrich the curriculum in North and Northeast Minneapolis elementary schools by giving intermediate grade students one to one contact with professional artists serving as potters in residence in the schools. Each of six elementary schools housed a Potters' House and a potter-in-residence. Program operations varied greatly among the schools involved. About 250 elementary students participated in sessions ranging in length from 8 to 15 weeks. This evaluation was conducted after the fall and spring sessions. Referring teachers and potters filled out similar questionnaires for each child in the program. The questions asked why the student was enrolled in the program and if any changes in behavior had been noticed since the student's participation. Results seemed to indicate that children who were chosen by their teachers for the program because of lack of confidence, behavior problems, and/or boredom with school benefitted from the program. Increased creativity and self-confidence were the most noted behavior changes. (Author/DEP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota (Minneapolis)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III