MA (Master of Arts)
Early Childhood Education
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Laurelle Phillips, Rebecca Isbell
Product-producing art activities (PPAA) produce visual products, disregarding developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) and the creative learning experience. Infant programs in Northeast TN were examined to determine if as PPAA levels increased DAP levels decreased, which was unfounded: t (2) = 1.80, n.s. In fact, significant differences were found between programs with high PPAA levels and DAP as indicated by scores on the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (Harms, Cryer, & Clifford, 1990) sub-scales: Furnishings and Displays, t (2) = 7.59, p < .05; Listening and Talking, t (2) = 6.71, p < .05; and Learning Activities, t (2) = 7.29, p < .05. Caregivers' main reason for including PPAA was: positive sensory experience; main reason for exclusion: infant/teacher relationship is more important.
Thesis - Open Access
Moore, April D., "The Relationship between the Use of Developmentally Appropriate Practice and the Inclusion of Product-Producing Art Activities in Infant Programs." (2004). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 866. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/866
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