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Burkitt, Esther; Lowry, Ruth – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2015
Previous research shows that key parties involved in children's drawing perceive the value and benefits of art and drawing very differently. However such research has been restricted to the examination of children attending mainstream schooling across the UK. The present study therefore compared the views and practices of key parties involved in…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Child Behavior, Interviews, Surveys
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Burkitt, Esther; Jolley, Richard; Rose, Sarah – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2010
Concept: Few empirical studies have investigated the influence of teachers, parents and children on children's drawing experience. The current study aims to examine the attitudes and practices of these three key players that shape children's drawing experience. Method: A survey methodology was used, as typically found in previous research in this…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Freehand Drawing, Childrens Art, Teacher Influence
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Rose, Sarah E.; Jolley, Richard P.; Burkitt, Esther – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2006
In this article we argue that research into children's drawings should consider the context in which drawing occurs and that it is crucial to investigate the attitudes and practices of teachers, parents and children themselves that shape children's drawing experience and the drawings which they produce. We review the findings of seven empirical…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Childrens Art, Teacher Influence, Parent Influence
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Burkitt, Esther; Barrett, Martyn; Davis, Alyson – International Journal of Art and Design Education, 2005
Previous research has shown that children systematically alter the size and colour of their drawings in response to the emotional character of the figures which they draw. However, these findings have been demonstrated only with children receiving mainstream Western education. This experiment was designed to investigate whether children receiving…
Descriptors: Color, Personality, Females, Educational Background