ERIC Number: ED214853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
An Approach to Learning through the Arts: Final Report, 1980-1981.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
This final report describes the objectives, the evaluation design, and the findings of a project which provided training and support to elementary teachers to enable them to integrate drama, dance/movement, visual arts, and music into their daily academic programs. The project had two main components carried out by an arts team with members representing the various arts. The first component was demonstration lessons. Classroom teachers selected the art form in which they wished to participate. Presentations were made in the classroom by arts team members, of specific art activities in dance/movement, drama, and music, demonstrating ways in which the skills could be used to support and supplement other curriculum and developmental areas. The classroom teachers followed up the presentations by providing opportunities for students to practice and refine the skills and understanding taught by the special teachers. The second component was an inservice course offered each semester to provide training for teachers. The course consisted of 15 sessions of two hours each. The project evaluation followed the Planning, Monitoring and Implementation (PMI) Model for Decision-Making which was developed by the Division of Quality Assurance, District of Columbia Public Schools. The PMI model is included in the appendices. Project staff developed tests to evaluate student progress. Findings indicate that the project was very successful. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.