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The Role Of Arts Education In Closing The Achievement Gap In High Poverty Schools, Deanne Basse Apr 2018

The Role Of Arts Education In Closing The Achievement Gap In High Poverty Schools, Deanne Basse

Master's Theses

This paper will review research that identifies different types of poverty and how brain development may be affected as a result of living in poverty. Although research reflects support and understanding by the American people that arts education is important to the well roundedness of youth and, in fact, correlates with higher standardized test scores, arts programs continue to be cut especially in areas of poverty. There is an achievement gap in educational success when it comes to students that live in poverty and that of students in higher socioeconomic situations. Students of poverty are working with increased internal and ...


Teaching The Soft Skills Through The Arts: A Supplementary Art Curriculum, Brittany Boverhof Apr 2018

Teaching The Soft Skills Through The Arts: A Supplementary Art Curriculum, Brittany Boverhof

Master's Theses

Soft skills are the ability to work with, for, and among other people, yet we can no longer expect students to develop these skills organically. This research builds on the knowledge that if we want the students we are educating to be successful in employing their own soft skills, then they must be taught. This paper defines soft skills, shows their importance, and introduces practices that are proven to build soft skill ability. I have constructed twelve lesson plans that teach the soft skills through experientialism, working in groups, art, critique, classroom management, and problem solving. This supplementary curriculum provides ...


Middle Level Multicultural/Social Justice Art Education Curriculum, Meghan E. G. Andrews Apr 2017

Middle Level Multicultural/Social Justice Art Education Curriculum, Meghan E. G. Andrews

Master's Theses

The way in which children are taught matters a great deal and influences not only their worldview, but also how they view themselves with that world. Through my experiences as an art teacher, I have witnessed a growing need for teaching students in a way that focuses on multicultural and social justices issues in order to help students gain a more well-rounded world view. The art classroom has to power to serve as a safe and effective place to explore these issues. Determining why there is a growing need for a multicultural and social justice oriented art curriculum was important ...


Creative Concentrations: A Secondary Design Curriculum, Linnea Roberta Gustafson May 2015

Creative Concentrations: A Secondary Design Curriculum, Linnea Roberta Gustafson

Master's Theses

Design education, as distinct from art education, has been overlooked as an area of student learning, creative expression, and career potential. This thesis explores the benefits of design education for students at the secondary level, when identities are being formed and areas of future study and work are considered. Guided by the newly published National Core Arts Standards, this paper provides a model design curriculum that introduces secondary students to a design-oriented view of the world, explores design principles through real-world applications, and calls attention to professional career options.

All lessons in the curriculum encourage creative approaches to solving design ...


Choice--‐Based Art: Students Who Create, Not Replicate, Hillary K. Moczerad May 2015

Choice--‐Based Art: Students Who Create, Not Replicate, Hillary K. Moczerad

Master's Theses

The problem that I researched in today’s art education world is how to teach our art students to be problem solving, confident, independent thinkers. It seems that in a classroom that is supposed to be full of innovation and creativity, it is currently falling flat. Through research, I discovered a teaching methodology called Choice-­‐Based Art that claims to eliminate these problems in the art room through student-­‐directed learning and choice while still delivering art curriculum. In order to test these theories, I aligned my classroom with the demands of the methodology and planned a field test with ...


A Gross National Happiness Infused Curriculum: The Promise Of A More Meaningful Education In Bhutan, Sonam Zangmo Aug 2014

A Gross National Happiness Infused Curriculum: The Promise Of A More Meaningful Education In Bhutan, Sonam Zangmo

Master's Theses

Schooling in our modern society is aimed primarily to secure a career so that individuals will find their places in the political and economic systems. However, many believe that education should be reconceived so that student skills and attributes are understood more fully in relation to their impact on the local as well as the global community. The Gross National Happiness infused curriculum aspires to facilitate the holistic education that would address some of the humanistic values we need in this era. In this paper I study the concepts of Gross National Happiness and how the Gross National Happiness infused ...


Elementary Art And Writing, Mary A. Beningo Aug 2013

Elementary Art And Writing, Mary A. Beningo

Master's Theses

The problem that I researched in today’s art education world is how to correlate elementary art curricula with writing curricula. To investigate this issue I field tested a curriculum module that reflects the contemporary issues of writing in art education. The curriculum module under investigation has been designed to correlate my 5th grade fine arts curriculum with the homeroom teacher’s 5th grade language arts curriculum.

During this study I worked with 56 fifth grade students and incorporated four writing projects into their fine arts curriculum: a Character Exploration project, a Black-out poetry project, a surrealistic textured ...


Inquiry Based Curriculum In A Public School Art Room: Aesthetic Education And Lincoln Center Institute, Jacqueline Denaway Apr 2013

Inquiry Based Curriculum In A Public School Art Room: Aesthetic Education And Lincoln Center Institute, Jacqueline Denaway

Master's Theses

This thesis takes an in-depth look at the history of the Lincoln Center Institute (LCI), specifically its aesthetic education philosophy and practices. Included is analysis of the origin of aesthetic education and important philosophical views related to it. Emphasis is placed on the ideas of Maxine Greene, whose philosophy is the core of Lincoln Center Institute, as well as the key skills that are acquired when learning through aesthetic means. Lincoln Center Institute has been a leader in arts education and aesthetic education for several decades. This paper will explore how LCI's philosophy of aesthetic education differs from other ...


Middle School Math Teachers' Perceptions Of Standards, Assessment Literacy, And Professional Learning: A Colorado Case Study, Michael Wayde Brom May 2012

Middle School Math Teachers' Perceptions Of Standards, Assessment Literacy, And Professional Learning: A Colorado Case Study, Michael Wayde Brom

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to ascertain the perceptions sixth through eighth grade middle school math teachers in Colorado had of the professional learning they had received related to implementing the Colorado Academic Math Standards (CAMS), and also determine the teachers’ level of understanding in each of the following areas: (a) state standards alignment and curriculum, and (b) assessment literacy. The study was designed to demonstrate how each area complemented the other two areas and their collective impact on instructional practices and student learning. The researcher’s hope was that the findings of this case study may be helpful ...


The Decentralization And Centralization Of Curriculum In The Primary Education Of Burkina Faso, Simon A. Ziba Jan 2011

The Decentralization And Centralization Of Curriculum In The Primary Education Of Burkina Faso, Simon A. Ziba

Master's Theses

In Burkina Faso, a decree which transfers competences and resources related to basic education to municipalities, does not mention the case of curriculum. This study seeks to understand how do educational policymakers in Burkina Faso explain why educational decentralization initiatives have not heretofore affected curriculum issues, and how do they view the possibility and desirability of a decentralized curriculum. It uses qualitative and quantitative methods. This nationwide study has participants who are primary education bureaucrats and educational policymakers at the central, regional and provincial levels of the ministry in charge of basic education. The results of this study show that ...


The Relation Of The Secondary School Majors And Minors To The Majors And Minors At The Collegiate Level., Lewis Earl Naylor Jul 1942

The Relation Of The Secondary School Majors And Minors To The Majors And Minors At The Collegiate Level., Lewis Earl Naylor

Master's Theses

The preparation of the curricula for the high schools and colleges of the State of Kansas has been an interesting development of the ideas of the schools and the legislative leaders. The problem has been one that was filled with many complications, determined, on the one hand, by the traditional philosophy that education must have disciplinary value, and on the other hand that the education must be of practical value when the student takes his place in the affairs of everyday life.


Methods And Modes Of Text-Book Selection, John W. Seuser Jul 1941

Methods And Modes Of Text-Book Selection, John W. Seuser

Master's Theses

The specific objective of this thesis is to locate or determine, if possible, the residence and operation of the legislative authority or function which prescribes the kind and number of text-books used in the public schools of the several States.


A Study Of The Effect Of Home Work On Seventh And Eighth Grade Achievement In Arithmetic., M. Remigia Neder Jul 1940

A Study Of The Effect Of Home Work On Seventh And Eighth Grade Achievement In Arithmetic., M. Remigia Neder

Master's Theses

Until rather recent years home study or home work has been an integral part of the school program. Simultaneous with the increase in the complexities of our modern social life, the school curriculum of today has been undergoing a gradual change. Such outstanding social occurrences of modern times as industrialization, urbanization of our people, and newer methods in transportation and communication have been greatly accountable for the transfer of so many of the early responsibilities of the home to the school. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of homework on seventh and eighth grade achievement in ...


An Investigation Of Spelling Difficulties In The Elementary Grades, Caryle P. Wetlaufer Jul 1940

An Investigation Of Spelling Difficulties In The Elementary Grades, Caryle P. Wetlaufer

Master's Theses

It is easy to observe errors in spelling, but difficult to understand why they exist. The problem of this thesis is an investigation of spelling difficulties in the elementary grades. More specifically the problem is a study of spelling errors in relation to a pupil's spelling achievement; to record and classify the errors made end their frequency in grades two to eight inclusive ; also the variation in the percentage of spelling errors of each word in each test in any given grade as a means of grade placement for words in spell mg. Probably in few other elementary school ...


A Study In The Adaptability Of Text Book Content In Meeting Present Rural School Pupil Achievement In Music, Otto Weigel May 1939

A Study In The Adaptability Of Text Book Content In Meeting Present Rural School Pupil Achievement In Music, Otto Weigel

Master's Theses

The problem of this thesis is this: the writer believes that the present level of achievement of rural school pupils is somewhat below what it should be to successfully master materials in the ordinary music textbooks as now written and adapted in this state. He believes that study of this problem will be beneficial in the matter of writing future materials or in rearranging the program in music for rural school pupils.


A Comparative Study Of Textbooks In Citizenship For High School., Trellie Albert James Sep 1938

A Comparative Study Of Textbooks In Citizenship For High School., Trellie Albert James

Master's Theses

The problem of this thesis is to make a comparative study of textbooks to be used in citizenship classes in high schools. It consists of two parts: first, the establishment of a measuring scale to be used for selecting the texts and, second, the comparison of the texts.


A Study Of The Relative Achievement Of Pupils In Class A, Class B, And Class C High Schools In The State Of Kansas, Edgar Reed Jul 1937

A Study Of The Relative Achievement Of Pupils In Class A, Class B, And Class C High Schools In The State Of Kansas, Edgar Reed

Master's Theses

This thesis attempts to come to some conclusions as to the relative achievement of pupils in class A, class B, and class C high schools in Kansas. The Department of Education of the State of Kansas classifies high schools of the State into three groups based on teaching staff, supervision and administration, furnishings and equipment, records and reports, and promotion and graduation. The public is generally of the opinion that pupil achievement in a class A high school is better than in a class B high school, and in a class B high school better than in a class C ...


The Mathematics Required In Vocational Courses In Kansas High Schools And A Projected Course Of Study To Meet Those Requirements, Nova Grant Moody May 1937

The Mathematics Required In Vocational Courses In Kansas High Schools And A Projected Course Of Study To Meet Those Requirements, Nova Grant Moody

Master's Theses

The purpose of this investigation is (1) to identify the mathematical knowledge requisite to efficient participation in Kansas high school vocational courses; then (2) to arrange this mathematical knowledge into an outlined course of study for teacher guidance in a mathematics course of unit credit for high school students.


A Comparison Of The Content Of Text Books In Geography In Relation To The Major Objectives To Be Obtained, Milo G. Stock May 1936

A Comparison Of The Content Of Text Books In Geography In Relation To The Major Objectives To Be Obtained, Milo G. Stock

Master's Theses

The problem of this thesis is to determine how nearly certain selected textbooks of recent date in geography are adapted to attain objectives of geography found listed in published authoritative sources in the field of geography. The thesis is limited in its scope in that it uses only the second book of the series, in the texts thus in a measure getting the same level of material in each case.


Supplementary Reading Materials For Primary Grades Based On Children's Reading Interests And On Natural And Factual Data Pertaining To Kansas, Miriam Picking May 1935

Supplementary Reading Materials For Primary Grades Based On Children's Reading Interests And On Natural And Factual Data Pertaining To Kansas, Miriam Picking

Master's Theses

Childhood education has made rapid advancement during the past quarter of a century. It is no longer considered by leading educators as something to be imposed from without, but is rather thought of as the gradual unfolding of life from within. This modern concept includes both the child and the subject matter to be taught. From the child's point of view such factors as innate ability, social traits, also the physical development as well as mental development, as well as mental development, serve as guides in setting up goals of achievement for the primary school grades. In the selection ...