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ERIC Number: ED437390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Children's Heroes and Heroines: Developing Values Manifested through Artwork.
McCrary, Judy H.
This study assessed the personal values of a group of 17 kindergarten-age children. Children participated in a classroom discussion of heroes and heroines, then drew a picture of their heroes or heroines. The researcher analyzed each child's artwork and determined the outstanding values represented by the hero or heroine. A parallel was drawn between the values of heroes and heroines and this group of children's developing values. The findings indicated that the children were learning concepts, values, and behaviors from television. Fourteen of the children drew pictures of characters who were involved in violent behavior such as fighting. Three of the children identified heroes or heroines as role models with positive images and no evidence of negative behavior such as fighting. The study suggests that children's artwork offers many insights into children's development of moral values. (Contains 18 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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