A comparative study of pre-school art in selected school in Kumasi Metropolis

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For many years modern educators, psychologists and writers have brought to light the immeasurable contribution of art in pre-school education. It has been observed that art is one of the important basic means of attaining total development of the individual. However, educational administrators, policy makers, teachers and parents in the country pay little or no attention to this area of study in our pre-schools. The little effort made is directed to only nursery schools in the urban settlements to the detriment of the rural schools. This has brought about a situation where children in the rural nursery schools do not enjoy the benefits that art education provides. The author is much concerned about the role art plays in the teaching of pre-school children. This project therefore has attempted to study the crayon drawings of some selected nursery schools in Kumasi Metropolis to find out if there are similarities or differences; and to find out the causes of such differences. The author has outlined suggested solutions to problems that were identified so that much effort could be made to improve the role of art in the teaching of children in the nursery schools studied as well as others.
A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Art Education, 1991