ERIC Number: ED405240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
An Art Mentorship Program for Behavioral Intervention of Fifth Grade Students.
Rhyan, Dawn M.
This document describes an art mentorship program that was developed and implemented by an experienced art teacher as behavioral intervention for deviant fifth grade students. A target group of nine fifth grade public elementary school students was established for this practicum. Each targeted student mentor was paired with a primary special education student in the art setting. The program's objectives were to increase positive verbal interaction and cooperative interaction by 80%, to decrease office referrals by 80%, and to increase positive statements by 80%. To attain these goals, strategies included cooperative learning and leadership skills combined with one-on-one peer teaching in an art setting. Three evaluation instruments were employed to record the results of the strategies. These include three, 4-week interval teacher monthly observation checklists, student discipline office referral records, and a pre and post student attitudinal survey. Evaluation results indicated the target group dramatically improved in all areas, thus all program objectives were met. The results confirmed that an art mentorship program can benefit all students. Appendices provide copies of the teacher observation monthly checklist, student attitudinal survey, parent/guardian information letter, mentor log form, and mentor contract of commitment. (Author/DR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Final Report, Nova Southeastern University.