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ERIC Number: EJ1167166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Works of Art to Give a Voice to Culturally Diverse Students: Q-Methodology Study
Beck, Paula D.
Journal for Leadership and Instruction, v16 n2 p18-25 Fall 2017
The current study by Beck (2014) investigated whether any relationship exists between a cross-section of 48 fourth-grade elementary-school students and their artistic judgments regarding the seven elements of art: color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value. Each of these elements of art affects our senses and might offer a better understanding of an individual. This study employed Q-methodology to identify viewpoints that were shared among children and the works of art. Four Q-models emerged from the data, and were identified as: Model 1: Colorful and Eye-catching; Model 2: Perplexity and Animals; Model 3: Multiple Components; and Model 4: Nature. Participant characteristics included: gender, ethnicity (Asian, Black, Hispanic, and White students), socioeconomic status (SES), academic performance, and artistic ability. Findings showed that each of these characteristics were salient factors. The results of this study lead to a better understanding of students' likes, especially culturally disadvantaged students, which can help to increase awareness and engagement; strengthen motivation; lead to better performance in school; support the visual arts in schools; contribute to curriculum development; teacher education; policymaking; textbook visuals; and supply the information needed to the field of neuroaesthetics to conduct a study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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