ERIC Number: ED217090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Concepts and Values Affecting the Transmission of a Black Visual Aesthetic: Study of Art Instructors in Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Logan, Oscar Levon
The purpose of this study was to assess the commitment of art instructors to the formal dissemination of information about black art and aesthetics as reflected in the performance of 54 instructors in 11 Southeastern colleges and universities. Instructors were evaluated in terms of their ability to identify 32 illustrations of salient and most often publicized art works, including 20 works by black artists and 12 by European or American white artists, and in terms of their ratings of 26 opposing statements taken from major writings on black art and aesthetics. Statistically significant differences were observed between black and white instructors' responses on the pro-value statements, with blacks scoring higher. Also, mean scores suggested that black instructors were able to identify more of the black as well as the white artists' works. The study concluded that black art instructors were more likely to convey information about black visual art and aesthetics than white instructors. Neither group's performance, however, showed evidence of a high level of commitment. (JCD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Not available in paper copy due to author's restrictions; Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Wisconsin--Madison.