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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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Bresler, Liora – Studies in Art Education, 1994
Reports on a three-year ethnographic study of the visual arts curriculum in three elementary schools. Finds three distinct orientations: (1) the rote, teacher-centered orientation; (2) the open-ended, student-centered orientation; and (3) the higher order, cognitive orientation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Teachers, Class Organization, Classroom Environment
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Emery, Lee – Studies in Art Education, 1989
Uses a case-study approach to examine the role of belief as a catalytic quality in the artistic making and the thinking processes used by children. Describes the processes encountered by children when presented with artistic tasks. Discusses the relationship between belief and the three other main dimensions of artistic thinking and making: social…
Descriptors: Art Education, Case Studies, Cognitive Processes, Creative Development