A descriptive study of the status of art education for older adults in higher education: An examination of attitudes and coursework

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Title:
A descriptive study of the status of art education for older adults in higher education: An examination of attitudes and coursework
Author:
Scott, Kathy Lynn
Issue Date:
2004
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes held by higher education art educators pertaining to art education for older adults and to investigate how art education curricula in colleges and universities are preparing students to teach art to older adults. A 21-item survey was distributed to 889 art education faculty members containing 13 Likert-type items relating to attitudes towards art education and older adults. An eight-item follow up survey containing open-ended questions was submitted to 51 art educators who indicated that they address this area within their coursework. The results show that the majority of art educators are not addressing this topic, although they feel it is important to do so. The majority of those who are including this area are doing so by providing their students with fieldwork and volunteer experiences teaching art to older adults.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Education, Art.; Gerontology.; Education, Adult and Continuing.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Art
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Beudert, Lynn

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA descriptive study of the status of art education for older adults in higher education: An examination of attitudes and courseworken_US
dc.creatorScott, Kathy Lynnen_US
dc.contributor.authorScott, Kathy Lynnen_US
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes held by higher education art educators pertaining to art education for older adults and to investigate how art education curricula in colleges and universities are preparing students to teach art to older adults. A 21-item survey was distributed to 889 art education faculty members containing 13 Likert-type items relating to attitudes towards art education and older adults. An eight-item follow up survey containing open-ended questions was submitted to 51 art educators who indicated that they address this area within their coursework. The results show that the majority of art educators are not addressing this topic, although they feel it is important to do so. The majority of those who are including this area are doing so by providing their students with fieldwork and volunteer experiences teaching art to older adults.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Art.en_US
dc.subjectGerontology.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Adult and Continuing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArten_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBeudert, Lynnen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1420283en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b46711521en_US
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