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Chapman, Laura H. – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2005
In this article, I portray the status of visual art education in United States public elementary schools between 1997 and 2004. I report on trends in state policies and interpret data from a national survey of elementary principals, visual art specialists, and classroom teachers. I also provide information on public opinion about arts education,…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Art Education, Public Schools, National Surveys
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Duncum, Paul – Studies in Art Education, 1985
Examines how painters and other artists who lived in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries learned to draw as children. Results supported the conventionalist view of how children learn to draw, i.e., most of the children learned to draw by copying directly from pictures. (RM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Artists, Children, Educational History
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Colbert, Cynthia B. – Studies in Art Education, 1984
Three- to ten-year-olds responded to a three-dimensional object by drawing it and/or verbally describing it. Two days later, they reconstructed the object in drawn or verbal form. Descriptive abilities increased with age. The children displayed differences in verbal and graphic description only when recalling the object from memory. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Children, Developmental Stages, Educational Research
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Stahl, J.; Webster, Nancy Comstock – Studies in Art Education, 1978
Focuses on the utility of well-formulated theory in conducting research, and demonstrates that the problem of transfer of learning is still a tough and subtle one. (Editor/RK)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Art Education, Concept Formation, Educational Research
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Walker, Barbara C. – Studies in Art Education, 1980
In this study of four hyperactive elementary children, the effects of painting and physical activities on attention-to-task were observed. Both techniques brought improvement, the pleasure of the activities seeming to provide an intrinsic reward which the children internalized, bringing increased attention-to-task to other classroom activities.…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Attention Span, Behavior Change, Comparative Analysis
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Forseth, Sonia Daleki – Studies in Art Education, 1980
This study of 30 fourth-grade mathematics classes sought to determine if the use of art-making activities to reinforce math concepts influenced students' attitudes toward mathematics and/or art; their mathematics achievement; or their creative thinking. Results indicated improved attitudes toward mathematics and increased elaboration ability. (SJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Art Activities, Creative Thinking, Elementary Education
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Gilliatt, Michael T. – Studies in Art Education, 1980
To identify an easy and effective method by which the classroom teacher can expand student art preferences, this study examined three suggested approaches: habituation; art criticism (Feldman-Mittler Methodology); and art production (studio activities). Combinations of these approaches were studied in interaction with students' grade level. (SJL)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Comparative Analysis
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Pariser, David A. – Studies in Art Education, 1979
In a theoretical and philosophical discussion, the author examines the results of two drawing exercises he used with elementary students. Exercise One, "blind contour" drawing from life, was based on child-centered art learning theory. Exercise Two, copying an artwork, emphasized the learning of graphic conventions and cultural forms. (SJL)
Descriptors: Art Education, Childrens Art, Comparative Analysis, Cues
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DePorter, Deborah A.; Kavanaugh, Robert D. – Studies in Art Education, 1978
Forty students, grades 4 and 8, were given match-to-sample tests on Western art, to gauge their ability to recognize paintings by the same artist. Eighth-graders performed reliably better than fourth-graders, and their matching justifications were more advanced. Prior artistic experiences improved style sensitivity. (SJL)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Art Appreciation, Developmental Stages, Discrimination Learning
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Tuman, Donna M. – Studies in Art Education, 1999
Examines how gender affects children's preferences for subject content in their drawings and use of formal characteristics. Reveals that female drawings focused on humanistic content whereas the males communicated aggression and adventure; furthermore, the females used more color, shapes, and detailed features while the males employed more…
Descriptors: Aggression, Art Education, Art Products, Children
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Kellman, Julia – Studies in Art Education, 1999
Describes the drawings of an autistic 8-year-old boy and investigates the role of art in his life considering art's relationship, by style and content, to his emotional and daily experiences. Indicates his four distinct drawing styles along with what these styles suggest about art's narrative qualities and its meaning-making possibilities. (CMK)
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Autism, Childrens Art, Elementary Education
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Barrett, Terry – Studies in Art Education, 2000
Explores a set of principles as a guide to art interpretation in "Criticizing Art: Understanding the Contemporary." States that responding to works of art is a means to interpretation, focuses on personal and communal interpretations, and addresses the issues of multiple interpretations of artworks. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Aesthetics, Art, Art Criticism
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Marche, Theresa – Studies in Art Education, 2000
Outlines a community-level approach to art education history by examining the art education community. Reviews complexity science concepts and organizational and educational change theory. Discusses the application of community to historical inquiry in the form of community-level studies. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art History, Community, Educational Change
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Turner, Robyn Montana – Studies in Art Education, 1990
Studies the editing process involving gender-related editorial decisions in the development of instructional materials for elementary art education. Explores sociolinguistic theory and concepts supporting the use of unbiased language. Provides examples of text revision, including rationale behind editorial choices. (KM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Consciousness Raising, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems
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Heard, Dorothy – Studies in Art Education, 1988
Investigates the uniqueness and distinguishability of individual drawing styles among school-age children to determine whether they have individual artistic styles that go unnoticed. Some support for individual graphic artistic style was provided. Aspects of stylistic distinction are discussed, and recommendations for classroom drawing instruction…
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Expression, Childrens Art, Elementary Education
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