A suggested art syllabus for nursery school

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Though the integration of art into the activities of the nursery school helps in providing an all - round education involving the cognitive, effective and psychomotor domains of learning during formal education, the actual classroom experience that children go through shows that the art programme being used in the nursery school in Ghana is not adequately organized to enhance learning and in most nursery schools does not exist at all. This prompted a research to find out the type of art syllabus being used in the nursery school, analyse its content and then propose an art syllabus which will be consistent with the general objectives of nursery education in the country. The descriptive and analytical methods of research were used to collect compile and analyse data for possible solutions of the problem. The first chapter of the study is an introduction to the problem and its related issues. Chapter two is devoted to the available literature related to child art. Such related literature was reviewed and compiled to throw light on the previous work that has been carried out by educators on the work The population for this study and the general procedure embarked upon to carry tile research through is elaborated in chapter three, giving the sources of the data collected and how it was gathered. The art programme being used by the nursery school was then evaluated; finding out its consequent effects on the other art related activities of the nursery school. This was taken care of in chapter four. Chapter five dilates upon the nursery school child and art. It explains the purposes that art should serve in nursery education. In chapter six of the study, the results of the research, analysis and interpretation have been compiled. The summary, conclusion and recommendations arising from the study have been noted down in the final chapter of this write-up. The author has been able to come out with a suggested art syllabus for nursery school which could be used effectively by both the professional and untrained nursery teachers to achieve better results.
A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the Degree of Master of Arts in Art Education, 1991