ERIC Number: ED130951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
The World Is Your Museum: Title III Project of the District of Columbia Public Schools. Evaluation, Final Report, 1975-76.
Lawton, Cleopatra; And Others
This publication reports on the effectiveness of The World Is Your Museum Project in developing and implementing an art education model for elementary school children in the District of Columbia. Over the past three years, approximately 44 teachers and more than 1,000 students have made field trips into their community, visited museums, been involved in creative art projects, and used project-developed learning packages containing art and museum-related films, tapes, and teacher guides. This evaluation report provides information on two basic questions: (1) did the project accomplish its respective program objectives, and (2) how were the respective objectives accomplished? Six instruments were designed to collect information from students, parents, teachers, administrators, museum educators, and the project director. Evaluation findings show that 55% of participating students want to take part in the program next year; parents observe more interest in art on the part of their children as well as improved attitudes toward school and museums; students show an improvement in verbal, writing, and affective self-development skills; and the learning packages developed have been received well by both students and teachers. Appendices include a description of the program, including the kits and media developed and the evaluation instruments. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A