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ERIC Number: ED513644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-1
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effects of an Interdisciplinary Program on Secondary Art Students Participating in an Interdisciplinary Chemistry-Art Program and in an Art Only Program
Kariuki, Patrick; Hopkins, Beth
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Mobile, AL, Nov 3-5, 2010)
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of an interdisciplinary program on the secondary level. The sample consisted of 17 students enrolled in a high school advanced photography class. The students in the sample varied in their chemistry background. The sample was randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. The experimental group had seven students and the control group consisted of ten students. The students in the experimental group participated in three days of intensive hands on chemistry instruction relevant to a photography project based on Van Dyke Brown Process. The control group did not participate in the chemistry instruction. After the instruction, both experimental and control groups were assigned a photography project. Data were collected using a rubric to quantitatively score the performance on the photography project. The rubric consisted of several subscales. Data were then analyzed using t-test for independent means. The results indicated a significant difference between the experimental and control group on their performance. The experimental group outperformed the control group in the overall scores, and on the measures of concepts taught and craftsmanship. The findings of the study suggest that secondary school students could benefit from and interdisciplinary program. (Contains 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee