Date of Award
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
Dr. George G. Mallinson
Masters Thesis-Open Access
Art in the elementary school encompasses all the fields of creative expression. There should be equal emphasis on dancing, music, poetry, drama, writing, painting, construction, and the crafts. Although these forms are usually worked with separately, the underlying purpose should always be the development of the children's creative power and not the perfection of any separate skill.1
Oliver, Julia Eloise, "Development of a Program of Art for Grades Four through Six" (1947). Masters Theses. 5072.
From 1939 to the early 1950's, Western offered graduate courses in Kalamazoo in conjunction with the University of Michigan. All degrees were awarded by the University of Michigan.