A Theory for the Dissemination of Educational Change Founded on Development of Affective Values Using Adaptive Behavior

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dc.contributor.author Ward, Kay E.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-17T15:48:47Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-17T15:48:47Z
dc.date.issued 1976-09
dc.identifier.other 1976 .W213
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/871
dc.description 75 leaves. Advisor: John Hicks en
dc.description.abstract The problem. Research into the value of art education within the curriculum has evolved a mode of instruction based on developing the individual student and his critical sensibilities, referred to as aesthetic education. The mode of art instruction currently in wide use based on the beauty of the final product and facility in the use of a wide range of materials has proven resistant to change. The problem lies in changing from one philosophy of art education to another. Procedure. Literature in the areas of aesthetic education, creativity, the affective domain, and behavior modification were searched for relationships which would be useful in formulating a theory that would be effective in changing teaching behaviors while developing a positive attitude about change. Findings. A theory was developed with two attendant models for its use, that combined the following characteristics: 1) the adaptive behavior that developed a creative product was suitable for introducing and developing a value, 2) the durability of the change would be governed by the rewarding contingencies, 3) an environment that encouraged divergence promoted an open attitude toward change. Conclusions. The successful assimilation of a new educational practice will be based on the value of its use rather than the knowledge of its attributes. Continuing and increasing emphasis upon inservice programs, provision for model programs, and continual self evaluation of teacher training programs regarding "theory into practice" are needed in the future. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Drake University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Drake University, School of Graduate Studies;1976
dc.subject Adaptability (Psychology)--Education en
dc.subject Educational change--Behavior en
dc.subject Art--Study and teaching en
dc.title A Theory for the Dissemination of Educational Change Founded on Development of Affective Values Using Adaptive Behavior en
dc.type Thesis en

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