A Critical Study Of Sculpture Sections of Visual Arts Departments In Selected Senior High Schools In the Brong Ahafo Region

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Overview “In addition to giving our children the Science and Maths skills they need to compete in the new global context, we should also encourage the ability to think creatively that comes from a meaningful arts education’’ (Barack Obama, 2008). This statement by the US president puts art on a very high pedestal of teaching and learning as far as creativity and development is concerned. The combination of knowledge gained in Art, Science and Maths as well as other subjects would rather put nations on a competitive global economy. Sculpture which is a branch of Art is an important means of providing artistic and creative skills to those who study it. However, personal experience shows that the teaching and learning of Sculpture in many Senior High Schools encounter many problems, and therefore this study tried to find out how best the study of this subject could be made simple and easier for students in Senior High Schools. This chapter presents in detail, the background of the study, statement of the problem and objectives of the study. In addition to these are the research questions, the significance of the study and definitions of the various terms used in the study.
A Thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Art Education, July-2012