ERIC Number: ED283846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Evaluation of the 1984-85 ECIA, Chapter II English Composition through Art History Project.
Proller, Norman L.
The English Composition through Art History (ECTAH) Project was established in 1984-85 at Coral Gables Senior High School in Dade County, Florida. The main goal of the project was to teach the students how to relate acquired art history knowledge to the literary devices employed by an author. For example, pupils studied non-representational art, surreal art, and cubism to expand their understanding of Faulkner's novel "As I Lay Dying." Various forms of artistic media were used to enable the students to better understand literary techniques. The evaluation of the ECTAH project assessed the project's activities as well as the extent to which project objectives were achieved. Data were collected through deserving project activities, interviewing teachers and students, examining teachers' lesson plans, and studying students' attitudes towards the project via a questionnaire. Results showed that the project: (1) served the type of students stipulated in the proposal; (2) maintained appropriate lesson plans; (3) linked audiovisual presentations with literary study in appropriate instructional activities; (4) obtained favorable reviews; and (5) successfully provided students with knowledge. It was concluded that the ECTAH project should continue, expand its supply of equipment and materials, and teach other English teachers how to use the approach. Appendices include sample lesson plans on the ECTAH student questionnaire. (JAZ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL. Office of Educational Accountability.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 2