Type of Document Dissertation Author Alheezan, Abdullah A. Author's Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org URN etd-07202009-143312 Title Examining Art Education in Boys' Middle Schools in Saudi Arabia in Riyadh Degree Doctor of Philosophy Department Art Education, Department of Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Pat Villeneuve Committee Chair Thomas Hart Committee Member Tom Anderson Committee Member Peter Garretson Outside Committee Member Keywords
Date of Defense 2009-04-10 Availability unrestricted AbstractThe purpose of the study is to examine art education in boys’ middle schools in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. The study specifically investigated characteristics of art education teachers, teaching methods and guidelines, school attitudes toward art education, evaluation, and the ways to develop teaching art education.
Participants in this study were 273 Saudi art education teachers in boys’ middle schools in Riyadh. Since population is small, all middle school art education teachers were selected instead of a representative sample to ensure the maximum preciseness of the result. The return rate of the questionnaires was more than half of those distributed (74.35%). From the total 273 questionnaires the author received 203 responses.
The findings showed the following: (a) more than half of the respondents (54.2%) have been teaching art education for twelve years or more and more than two third of them (80.8%) hold a bachelor’s degree. (b) Almost one hundred percent of art educators in Saudi hold some type of degree. (c) The (33.5%) of art education teachers think that the students do not benefit from such major. (d) The study discovered that about one-third of the respondents (31%) planned their teaching syllabus in advance. (e) ) The study discovered that (83.7%) of the respondents never organized a major method of teaching art education, namely visiting art galleries and exhibitions. (f ) More than 92% of their school administrators think art education courses are not important. (g) The majority of art teachers believe that their students (96%) did not appreciate their art courses because of the lack of basic materials, art education supplies, and limited time for art class.
For improving and to be implemented successfully in art education in Saudi middle school, a number of changes must occur. These recommendations can be summarized as follows: (a) Art education planners should consider designing a specified curriculum guide to teach art education classes at the middle schools. Textbooks, teachers' guides, and supplementary teaching material must be developed and made available to art teachers. (b) Special attention should be given to the process of training and selecting art education teachers. (c ) The ministry should take into consideration applying the community-based art education theory in Saudi schools. (d) Students of art education should be evaluated by the same grade system applied to other courses. This policy can make students believe in the importance of art education. (e) There is a need for organizing art exhibitions and galleries, which can encourage students and schools to compete among themselves and display the talents of their students in order to enhance the level of teaching art education.
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