Visual Art Lessons for Non-Visual Art Teachers in Senior High Schools in Ejisu-Juaben District

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The study looked at the perception of non-visual art teachers with regards to the study of visual art programme in SHS in Ejisu-Juaben district. In all, seventy –one (71) non-visual art teachers participated in the study. The main instrument for the study was the questionnaire, which was designed by the researcher and validated by the supervisor. The data collected were analyzed. After analyzing the data, the researcher found out that majority of the respondents do appreciate visual art. Additionally, it came to the fore that they have fair knowledge about the Visual Art programme, however, when it came to the drawing aspect most of them were found wanting. Based on the foregoing findings, it was recommended that the intake of students into Senior High Schools must be based on the interest of the students rather than as is usually the case upon directives of the other non-visual art teacher and headmasters. Also regular exhibitions must be organized by visual art teachers and their students inviting the general public to show case their capabilities. At the exhibition centre, opportunity should be taken to educate the public about the visual art programme, its prospects among others. In addition, the visual art departments should liaise with the College of Arts departments and other allied bodies to organize regular seminars or workshops to teach the visual art teachers new trends and ideas of doing things for them to become abreast with changing time.
A Thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Art Education.