|dc.description.abstract||The purpose of this research is to indicate that art education can also
make a particular contribution to the social forming and development of
the child to which Sociology can add knowledge in education.
To achieve this (aim) it is shown how art education has developed
historically from the rational stage of the teaching of drawing up to
the modern concept of creative expression by the child in the primary school.
Conjoined with this modern concept the Calvinistic/Christian's philosophy
of life and education with particular emphasis on the purpose, view of
the child, the content, the method, the discipline; evaluation and
organisation of art education as fundamental foundation of art education
are given in outline. Particular emphasis is laid on the social forming,
i.e. growth and development stages of the child in art education
to which the family group must also contribute by means of co-operation
and interaction with the school.
The views of various researchers and those of the writer-about art education
in the Western world are utilised to Indicate what the excellencies
of art education are or should be. Unfortunately this is not the
case in all the primary schools in Transvaal. These shortcomings are
revealed with directives for the effective realisation of art education
within the framework of the general education and teaching in the school.
Recommendations are made among other things with the view to effective
organisation and administration of art centres at all primary schools in
Transvaal, the utilisation of facilities and stock by the teacher, the
importance of talent, the academical and professional training of
teachers for this task and vocation which is still mainly the Cinderella
in the present construction.
That this subject is done justice to by some schools in Transvaal is
proved by the high quality of child art held at the art exhibition at
the Republic festival in which primary schools in Transvaal took part.||en_US