Graduate Project Title

Art for Academic's Sake

Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1994

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

Department

Education

Committee Chair

Frank Carlson

Second Committee Member

Bobby Jean Cummings

Third Committee Member

Timothy W. Young

Abstract

Research demonstrates strong support for including art in the kindergarten through high school curriculum as a way of engaging the students and providing them with an education that encourages selfesteem, problem-solving skills, collaborative effort and academic success. However, with the focus on science, math, grammar and other curriculum areas, the arts are often ignored. This project therefore advocates the inclusion of art both as a separate subject and as a valuable learning tool in the content area classrooms.

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