ERIC Number: ED371846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb-11
Reference Count: N/A
Studio in a School. Early Childhood Program 1992-93. OREA Report.
This report describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of a pilot project by the Studio in a School (SIAS) arts group to place professional artists in six preschools and kindergarten programs in New York City public schools. The SIAS program provided both on-site, hands-on visual arts training of teachers and aides and direct services to children. It emphasized activities that focused on physical handling of materials, sensory exploration, and vocabulary building. Classroom observations and interviews of artists, teachers, and administrators showed a high level of program implementation and satisfaction. Most teachers expressed a desire for an expansion of the SIAS program. Both preschool and kindergarten children showed gains in socio-emotional, linguistic, cognitive, physical and motor, motivational, and aesthetic development. Evaluators recommended that SIAS program administrators: (1) seek funds for the expansion of the project to more schools; (2) encourage closer collaboration between artists and classroom teachers; and (3) provide additional staff development time to teachers and artists to better implement the program. (MDM)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Artists, Child Development, Childrens Art, Kindergarten, Pilot Projects, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Teacher Role, Visual Arts
Henry Solomon, Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, 110 Livingston Street, Room 734, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)