Voices of Individuals with Disabilities in Art Museum Programming: A Person-Centered Approach

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Title:
Voices of Individuals with Disabilities in Art Museum Programming: A Person-Centered Approach
Author:
Douglas, Hillary F.
Issue Date:
2015
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:
This study documents an experience in which a small group of cognitively and developmentally disabled adults expressed their personal goals and views related to art museum visits. A review of literature related to disability studies, museum access and inclusive programs, art therapy, and person-centered thinking provide background and context. Case study and qualitative interviews are used as methodologies to support an investigation of the use of person-centered thinking in the implementation of art museum programming for the study participants. Person-centered thinking is considered and assessed as an approach to structuring meaningful collaborations between visitors with disabilities and art museums. Data collected in the forms of visual and written response, observation, and documentation of interviews inform the findings, discussion, and analysis of the study's research goals. The resulting case study may be used by museums to structure visits with similar groups. This study contributes to a growing body of knowledge pertaining to how museums can best collaborate with disabled populations to create inclusive programs.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
community partnerships; disability; museum education; person-centered planning; person-centered thinking; Art Education
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Art Education
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Reid, Natasha S.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleVoices of Individuals with Disabilities in Art Museum Programming: A Person-Centered Approachen_US
dc.creatorDouglas, Hillary F.en
dc.contributor.authorDouglas, Hillary F.en
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
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
dc.description.abstractThis study documents an experience in which a small group of cognitively and developmentally disabled adults expressed their personal goals and views related to art museum visits. A review of literature related to disability studies, museum access and inclusive programs, art therapy, and person-centered thinking provide background and context. Case study and qualitative interviews are used as methodologies to support an investigation of the use of person-centered thinking in the implementation of art museum programming for the study participants. Person-centered thinking is considered and assessed as an approach to structuring meaningful collaborations between visitors with disabilities and art museums. Data collected in the forms of visual and written response, observation, and documentation of interviews inform the findings, discussion, and analysis of the study's research goals. The resulting case study may be used by museums to structure visits with similar groups. This study contributes to a growing body of knowledge pertaining to how museums can best collaborate with disabled populations to create inclusive programs.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
dc.subjectcommunity partnershipsen
dc.subjectdisabilityen
dc.subjectmuseum educationen
dc.subjectperson-centered planningen
dc.subjectperson-centered thinkingen
dc.subjectArt Educationen
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineArt Educationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorReid, Natasha S.en
dc.contributor.committeememberReid, Natasha S.en
dc.contributor.committeememberShirai, Yumien
dc.contributor.committeememberHochtritt, Lisaen
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