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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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Erickson, Mary – Studies in Art Education, 1995
Provides evidence that sixth-grade students are capable of considerable art historical understanding. Suggests that second-grade students are able to incorporate knowledge of individual artists, and some limited historical perspective, in their consideration of artworks. Includes assessment instrument and statistical tables. (MJP)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Art Activities, Art Criticism, Art Education
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King, Irvin L. – Studies in Art Education, 1991
Examines studies, especially those of Viktor Lowenfeld, which suggest that coloring books are harmful to the creative expression of children. Proposes an alternative hypothesis that views coloring books as useful teaching tools to help children understand and appreciate art. Calls for further research into the issue. (KM)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art History
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Gregory, Diane C. – Studies in Art Education, 1989
Reports a study of 56 fifth graders that questioned whether the cognitive style of reflection-impulsivity could be measured by students' performance on 2 art-related tests. Found that cognitive style was not a strong predictor of artistic performance. (GG)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Art Expression, Cognitive Measurement