ERIC Number: ED242170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Integrated Arts for the Handicapped: A Workshop for Teachers.
Juul, Kristen D.
A workshop for 15 special education teachers was designed to provide basic skills in the arts, develop an appreciation of the four major art forms, and help incorporate arts into the classroom. Participants met for five sessions during which they were exposed to lectures on the history of the arts and the handicapped and a review of theories, literature, and research regarding the educational and therapeutic value of the arts; introductions to the major art forms; and practicum experiences in a camp for 40 severely/multiply disabled children. On pre-post questionnaires, participants showed substantial positive changes in their understanding of the creative process, belief in the benefits of arts activites, and confidence in presenting arts activities. Outgrowths of the workshop have included a college course on integrated arts for the handicapped and a national survey on the role of the arts in special education teacher training. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Congress of the European Association for Special Education (4th, Tel Aviv, Israel, July, 1983).