ERIC Number: ED219796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
A Comparative Analysis of the Effectiveness of Language Arts Instruction with Special Emphasis on Aesthetic Values for Selected Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade Children.
Mathison, Dorothy Elaine
A study was conducted to determine the effect of language arts instruction that emphasized aesthetics on the attitude, self-concept, and IQ of primary school students. The subjects, 129 kindergarten through grade two students in a large urban school, were divided into an experimental and a control group. The experimental group received language arts instruction that emphasized music activities related to language, creative dramatics, puppetry, audiovisual aids, art activities and trips to museums, galleries, and interesting architectural sites. Control group students received no special aesthetic instruction. All students were administered measures of self-concept, attitude, and IQ. Results indicated that the enriched language arts program did not change self-concept, attitude, or IQ for kindergarten and first grade children, but did seem to affect the attitude and IQ of the second grade subjects. (Appendixes contain a description of materials used in the study.) (FL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Thesis, The University of Sarasota.