ERIC Number: ED212442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
Description and Evaluation of a One-Week Interrelated Arts Pilot Project, Summer, 1981.
Designed as a pilot program, a 5-day arts day-camp held at Illinois Valley Community College for 44 fifth and sixth graders during summer 1981 provided a model approach to interrelating the arts. A thematic structure allowed experiences in visual arts, dance, drama, and music with faculty who had multi-arts experience as well as specialization in one arts area. Students rotated for classes in each area each day. Concepts and skills developed were the basis of student input to four productions which were presented on the final afternoon as a Showcase. A pre-camp questionnaire provided demographic data and information on student experience, interests, and expectations. A post-camp questionnaire for parents and students provided feedback on learning in the arts, attitudes about the experience and interrelatedness of the arts, and self-reports of learning in each of the arts. Data showed positive attitudes almost unanimously and some variation in the amount that students learned in each art area. Correlations between parallel items (designed to check reliability of student self-reports about how much they learned) were highly significant for art, drama, and music. Parent responses were supportive. Recommendations were made regarding the setting, students, staff, organization, curriculum, budget, and evaluation for future arts camps. (Author/NEC)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Education, Dance, Day Camp Programs, Drama, Experiential Learning, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Movement Education, Music Education, Parent Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Summer Programs, Visual Arts
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Valley Community Coll., Oglesby.