Date of Award

Summer 8-1-1961

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

E. Frank Bach

Second Advisor

Louis A. Kollmeyer

Third Advisor

Erling J. Oakland


Practical agreement exists in regard to fundamental objectives in art education. It has long been realized that the teaching of appreciation meets one of the objectives of art education, but there are many theories as to how it should be taught. Very few art teachers really understand and use the most important theories of educational philosophy and psychology. This study intended to show that there has been a great change in the teaching of art and appreciation since its introduction into this country. Another purpose was to review past and present beliefs and theories of teaching appreciation and arrive at some conclusion as to how it can best be taught to meet the students' needs.