The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of arts integration within a PreK classroom in Northeastern Massachusetts. A single observation took place over the course of three hours within a PreK classroom of a childcare program that advocates for the integration of the arts. Nine students and one lead teacher were observed. One lesson was observed and assessed according to an arts integration checklist that looked for observable displays of arts integration within the lesson. In addition, an interview was conducted with the program director. The study found that the teacher met objectives across two content areas, but additional research suggests that professional development opportunities would be beneficial for educators to effectively integrate arts into the curriculum.
Early Childhood Education
Gregory Nelson (Thesis Director)
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Girardi, Theresa. (2014). Why the Arts?. In BSU Honors Program Theses and Projects. Item 56. Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/honors_proj/56
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