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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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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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Russell, Robert L. – Studies in Art Education, 1988
Presents a study which investigated whether elementary school children could gain significantly in verbal reasoning about the definition of art. Reports that fifth and sixth grade students have the intellectual potential to improve their verbal reasoning if provided an adequate background in art education. (GEA)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Art Education, Art Expression, Creative Expression
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Lewis, Hilda Present – Studies in Art Education, 1985
Approximately 524 children, grades K-5, were asked to draw a plain or designed cube. At all grade levels, the plain cube was represented as a square with far greater frequency than was the designed cube. Perspective drawings, attempted and achieved, were more frequent for the plain cube. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Expression, Childrens Art, Developmental Stages
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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
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Leeds, Jo Alice – Studies in Art Education, 1989
Traces the evolution of attitudes toward children's art in relation to ideas about childhood and aesthetics prevalent during the 19th and early 20th century. Examines values and attitudes implicit in current controversies in art education. (GEA)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Art, Art Education, Art Expression
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Hardiman, George W.; Zernich, Theodore – Studies in Art Education, 1980
This article reviews the major principles of Piaget's stage theory of cognitive development (equilibrium, structure, and scheme); outlines his two stages that best characterize elementary children (preoperational thought and concrete operations); and describes features of the child's artistic growth during these two stages. Questions needing…
Descriptors: Art Expression, Childrens Art, Cognitive Development, Developmental Stages