Preservice elementary teachers: A discipline-based approach to teaching art in Nigerian elementary schools
AdvisorGreer, W. Dwaine
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis thesis defines and presents the development of a discipline-based art curriculum, for use of preservice teachers in Nigerian elementary schools. It includes a rationale for the discipline-based art approach, and a written plan as a basis for systematic and sequential art instruction, across grade levels one to six. It is important to study this particular area in order to fulfill the need for the improvement of Nigerian art education based on the writings of some selected Nigerian art educators, for example like Emeji (1976), Olorukooba (9185), Obanya (1978), Olaitan (1980), as discussed in Chapter III of this study. The SWRL elementary art program and Crizmac (Tribal design) have been used as models for developing a discipline-based art instruction as stated in Chapter III of this thesis. It is hoped that Nigerian elementary teachers and children, through this proposed art education program will be able to gain a better understanding and appreciation of their artistically rich culture.
Degree ProgramGraduate College