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Art Therapy as an Agent for Change in Pre-Service Teachers' Attitudes and Perceptions of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities

Title: Art Therapy as an Agent for Change in Pre-Service Teachers' Attitudes and Perceptions of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities.
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Name(s): Treadon, Carolyn Brown, author
Rosal, Marcia, professor directing dissertation
Piazza, Carolyn, outside committee member
Gussak, Dave, committee member
Orr, Penny, committee member
Department of Art Education, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Federal legislation mandates that students with disabilities receive their education in the least restrictive environment and with their non-disabled peers whenever possible. Unfortunately, for many students with emotional behavioral disabilities this is not possible. Teachers are often not provided adequate training to meet the needs of students with challenging behaviors. The effects art therapy as a teaching modality on pre-service teachers' attitudes and perceptions toward students with emotional/behavioral disabilities was studied. Data was gathered using the Interaction with Disabled Persons Scale, the Teacher's Personal Construct Repertory Grid, a demographic questionnaire, drawings, videotape analysis of the inservice sessions and a follow-up questionnaire. Additional data was collected via two case studies. Results of the quantitative data indicated significant changes within both instruments. Qualitative data indicated several changes occurred. Exposure to information on students with emotional and behavioral disabilities, over the course of two class sessions, led to increased awareness and did alter how preservice teachers view students with emotional/behavioral disabilities.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-2905 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Art Education in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2005.
Date of Defense: July 26, 2005.
Keywords: emotional behavioral disabilities, personal construct psychology, attitudes and perceptions, pre-service teachers, art therapy
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Marcia Rosal, Professor Directing Dissertation; Carolyn Piazza, Outside Committee Member; Dave Gussak, Committee Member; Penny Orr, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Arts
Humanities
Art therapy
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-2905
Owner Institution: FSU

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Treadon, C. B. (2005). Art Therapy as an Agent for Change in Pre-Service Teachers' Attitudes and Perceptions of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-2905