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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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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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Lansing, Kenneth M. – Studies in Art Education, 1986
Describes subject-centered and child-centered approaches to art education, how they developed, and how they might be integrated. Concludes that a return to a more bookish, academic approach will not improve the quality of art education. Recommends the integration of art production, art history, criticism, and aesthetics. (JDH)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art History
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Luftig, Richard L. – Studies in Art Education, 2000
Investigates the effects of an arts infusion program (SPECTRA+) on the creative thinking, academic achievement, self-esteem, locus of control, and appreciation of the arts by school children (n=615). Reports that SPECTRA+ program children scored higher than the control group in creativity, self-esteem, and arts appreciation, while data for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Art Appreciation, Creativity, Educational Research
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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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Salkind, Leni; Salkind, Neil J. – Studies in Art Education, 1997
Examines preference for relative degrees of realism or abstraction in works of art as a function of gender and grade level using the Salkind Picture Preference Scale. Results are discussed in light of implications for understanding age and gender differences in preference and the application of such findings to education. (DSK)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Elementary Education