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Exploring the Process of Developing a Glocally Focused Art Curriculum for Two Communities

Description: The world is becoming progressively interconnected through technology, politics, culture, economics, and education. As educators we strive to provide instruction that prepares students to become active members of both their local and global communities. This dissertation presents one possible avenue for engaging students with art and multifaceted ideas about culture, community, and politics as it explores the possibilities for creating a community-based, art education curriculum that seeks a merger of global and local, or "glocal" thinking. Through curriculum action research, I explored the process of writing site-specific curriculum that focuses on publicly available, local works of art and encourages a connection between global experiences and local application. I have completed this research for two communities, one in Ohio and one in Texas, and investigated the similarities and differences that exist in the process and resulting curriculum for each location. Through textual analysis, interviews, curriculum writing, and personal reflections, I identified five essential components of a community-based, glocal art education curriculum: flexibility, authenticity, connectedness, glocal understandings, and publicly available art. Additionally, I developed a template for writing glocally focused, community-based art education curriculum and produced completed curricular units for each of the communities. Finally, I have made suggestions for the future study and development of glocally focused, art education curriculum.
Date: December 2017
Creator: Hartman, Jennifer D
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A Delphi Study to Determine if SCANS Workplace Know-How Can Be Developed through the Achievement of National Standards for [Visual] Arts Education

Description: The purpose of this study was to provide a basis for understanding among Tech Prep and School-to-Work change agents, and educational leaders, of the role that Discipline-Based Art Education (DBAE) can perform as a part of the core curriculum, within the framework of these reform movements. The literature indicated that the federally supported Tech Prep and School-to-Work reform movements were not acquainted with DBAE reform initiative which were supported by the Getty Education Institute for the Arts through the work of Regional Institutes. Therefore, they had no ideas about the possible worth of art as an education core component. Also, DBAE was not acquainted with Tech Prep and School-to-Work and therefore had established no common terminology to communicate the power of what they do in a manner which was relevant to that audience. The DBAE Regional Institutes provided individuals to assist in the development and validation of the study tools, and to participate in the pilot study. The Regional Institutes also identified the 10 Discipline-Based Art Education experts who composed the national Delphi panel for the study. The findings were reported according to research questions. They show the national Delphi panels' perceptions of which SCANS skills can be developed by Content Standards and Performance Standards from the National Standards for [Visual] Arts Education. The study concluded that: 1) there is a relationship between the Content and Performance Standards taken from the National Standards for [Visual] Arts Education and the SCANS skills; 2) SCANS Basic skills, Thinking skills, Resources skills, Information skills and Systems skills could be developed through the achievement of the Performance Standards of the National Standards for [Visual] Arts Education; and 3) the relationship between the SCANS Workplace Know-How skills and the National Standards for [Visual] Art Education was validated by a national Delphi panel. Recommendations were made …
Date: August 1997
Creator: Crews, Jan, 1959-
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Using Kits to Supplement Classroom Art Instruction for the Disadvantaged Child

Description: This study is concerned with providing a strategy for teaching basic art concepts of line and shape at sixth grade level to the disadvantaged child through the use of kits as a supplement to classrooms instruction. Twelve kits were devised. The materials and information necessary to do the assignment were included in each kit. They were tested by disadvantaged sixth graders in a Dallas school for one month. The kits were evaluated using the children's work as compared to control assignments, as well as behavior checklists and frequency of uise counts. The game kits were particularly effective. Kits proved to be a viable strategy for enriching the art curriculum for disadvantaged children and improving classroom discipline.
Date: August 1977
Creator: Jaynes, Mary Jean
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An Action Research Study of Community Building with Elementary Students in a Title I School

Description: “In what ways does teaching with folk arts inspired visual arts-based instruction enhance community building among elementary students in a Title I school?” was the primary research question in this study. Agreeing with past and present day research that the construct of community is vital to social and cultural capital, this research attempts to determine how the notion of community benefits both students and teachers in the elementary art classroom. Folk art was utilized because this genre was accessible in terms of locality and familiarity among students and teachers. The purpose of this investigation was to produce teaching strategies and methods that show how community can be formed in the art classroom. The participants were elementary students, Grades 2 and 3, in a Title I school located in Denton, Texas. This investigation was conducted under an action research methodology. This approach to research is intended to be transformational, emergent, and accommodating. I recorded observations, field notes, and conversations from the participants. Emergent themes were discovered through content analysis and conceptual maps. Results from this investigation concluded transformation is only possible if the person wants change to happen. Data also showed that community and art education are symbiotic. Transformation, growth, and cultivation are demands that must be met in order for this relationship to flourish. In addition, data suggested that the role of folk arts-based lessons played a significant role in building community among second and third graders.
Date: May 2014
Creator: Dew, SaraBeth
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A Professional Vocabulary for Art Students at North Texas State Teachers College

Description: The purpose of this investigation is to present to teachers in the field of art education a list of words which are essential to successful mastery of the subject matter found in certain textbooks used in the art department at the North Texas State Teachers College.
Date: 1943
Creator: Prestini, Antoinette L.
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An Evaluative Study of Three Units Developed for Multi-cultural and Art Historical Resource Curriculum for Kindergarten and First Grade Art

Description: Two curricular needs exist for the elementary art classroom: multi-cultural lessons which are customized to address North Texas ethnicities, and art history materials for early grades, whether taught by art teachers or regular classroom teachers. This thesis addresses both of these concerns by developing lesson plans to meet the needs, and executing an evaluative study with North Texas art and regular classroom teachers of kindergarten and first grade. The teachers represent four districts, including rural, suburban, and urban demographic populations. Findings address time limitations for public school teachers, cultural exchange differences between demographic groups, and differences between presentation of the units by regular classroom teachers versus art teachers.
Date: December 1990
Creator: Morrison, Pamela Jay Hudson
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An Art Program Utilizing Discarded Materials in the Improvement of Interiors of Homes of Children in a Low Income Group

Description: The problem with which this investigation is concerned is that of planning and carrying out an art program in which a particular group of students in a low income group, by utilizing discarded and inexpensive materials, can create useful and satisfying objects for the improvement of their home interiors.
Date: January 1960
Creator: Abram, W. B.
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[Art Criticism]

Description: A document titled "Art Criticism" that questions where to start properly inquiring about art criticism on a piece and the sequential order of art criticism.
Date: 199X
Creator: Unknown
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Eye of the beholder: Children respond to beauty in art.

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine if beauty was important to elementary age children when exploring and making aesthetic judgements about works of art and to determine the criteria elementary students used in judging beauty in works of art. This study also explored beauty as a concept that could be used as an organizing idea for designing a thematic unit with the purpose of introducing elementary students to postmodern art and issues. One hundred and sixty first grade and fourth grade students looked at 20 pairs of art reproductions and picked the artwork they considered the most beautiful. The criteria elementary students use for determining beauty in artworks was found to be color, realism, subject matter and physical appearance of the subject of the work of art.
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Date: May 2002
Creator: Meli, Alisa A.
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An Investigation of the Effect of Supplemental Art Activities on Classroom Management

Description: The purpose of this investigation was to observe the effect of supplemental art activities on classroom management. Supplemental art activities are assignments designed to replace "busy work" with meaningful, interesting learning projects for students. The supplemental activities allowed students who completed their regular work to direct free time to developing appropriate work habits and creative thinking. The investigation showed that additional prepared learning activities help to reduce classroom discipline problems. Students were required to continue the normal learning routine without surpassing the slower members of the class. Planned activities did not solve all classroom problems but did serve to educationally involve the faster students.
Date: August 1980
Creator: Stafford, Deborah
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Teacher Judgments as Related to Certain Predictors of Artistic Creativity in Senior High-School Students

Description: The problem of this study was to ascertain the degree and kind of relation which might exist between a) certain measured indices of general creativity, ingenuity, and artistic judgment, and b) teacher judgments of artistic creativity within a senior high-school art population. One of the major purposes of this study was to identify a test or tests of creativity which might be used with senior high-school students to find those students with artistic potential who either should be counseled into art classes or for whom particular kinds of teaching procedures should be developed.
Date: January 1964
Creator: Alford, Mary Lee, 1912-
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An Investigation of the Correlation between Academic and Art Achievement of Children in the Upper-Elementary Grades

Description: In this research, the author has undertaken to investigate what relationship, if any, exists between academic achievement of the child in the upper-elementary grades and his achievement in both or either, of the two- and three-dimensional arts.
Date: August 1953
Creator: Spencer, Wesley David
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An Investigation of Young Children's Awareness of Line and Line Quality in Art and Graphic Reproductions

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine whether kindergarten children possess the ability to recognize, match, and discuss lines and line qualities. Using graphics and art reproductions, three matching tasks were constructed which examined young children's awareness of the line qualities of length, width, straightness, direction, movement, and uniformity. Graphics and art reproductions were also used to construct two tracing tasks employed to examine young children's awareness of actual and implied lines. The tasks were administered to 69 kindergarten students from four elementary schools in a public school district in the north central Texas area.
Date: December 1994
Creator: Young, Jeffry R. (Jeffry Ray)
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[RE: Satellite Educational Resources Consortium (SERC) Inservice Offerings in Art Education]

Description: A memo from Sheila Brown and Margaret Proskovec, to Prairie Visions Superintendents and Contact Persons. The memo is in regards to the Nebraska schools being offered an opportunity to participate in a 23 state partnership of educators and public broadcasters that provides quality interactive education via satellite. The memo also announces a two teleworkshop that will be broadcast nationally.
Date: September 20, 1991
Creator: Brown, Sheila & Proskovec, Margaret
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[Memorandum from Kathy Schwartz to the Improving Visual Arts Education, July 6, 1990]

Description: A memorandum from Dr. Kathy Schwartz, Improving Visual Arts Education Consultant, to the IVAE Consultants and Staff. The memo is in regards to the editorial board and membership of the Alaska Art Education Association providing a complementary copy of the debut issues of The Alaska Journal of Art. The issues begins with a keynote article by Harry S. Broudy. The Alaska Journal of Art will be published on an annual basis and invites manuscripts that report on current curriculum practices.
Date: July 6, 1990
Creator: Schwartz, Kathy
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Museums of the WWW

Description: A document that lists out Educational resource websites, specifically art museums with images, and other the types of materials, lessons and resources that they offer.
Date: April 18, 1995
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Art education and the many-sided development of the young man

Description: An article, Art education and the many-sided development of the young man by Liliana Stefanova. Stefanova writes in her confidence that the noble mission of an international organization like INSEA, International Society for Education through Art ideals are invaluable importance to the future.
Date: [1989..]
Creator: Stefanova, Liliana
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Breadth Versus Depth

Description: A newspaper clipping featuring an article on educators struggling to make good schools a reality for every student and the funders who get to decide if a program is worth the money or not. The main task is sending messages to the people to about what education should be and how to create better schools.
Date: February 8, 1995
Creator: Hampel, Robert L.
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Distance Learning and the Electronic Classroom

Description: A document titled Distance Learning and the Electronic Classroom, Setting Up A Distance Learning Program: Equipment and Management. PROEXPO '92 Exposition and Conference, Dallas Texas, March 2-3, 1992. The document has an enclosed presentation outline for the expo with an introduction to Distance Learning, along with a page of terminology, information sources and a bibliography.
Date: [1992-03-02,1993-03-03]
Creator: Marion, Breck
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Brent Wilson Texas Agenda

Description: A document on Brent Wilson's Texas Agenda, starting from Wednesday, February 26, 1992 and ending Sunday, March 1, 1992. In the agenda Wilson is meeting with a lot of educators at schools throughout the DFW area in relation to North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts.
Date: February 26, 1992
Creator: Wilson, Brent
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