The Impact of Art Education Program on the Social Skills of Preschool Children

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Abstract


The current study was carried out to determine the effect of art education program on the social skills of preschool children at the age of 61-72 months attending to a kindergarten. The working group of the research was made up of 51 children in total, as experiment group (n: 26) and control group (n: 25). An experiment design with a pre/post-test control group was used in the study in order to investigate the effect of “Art Education Program” on the social skills of children at the age of 61-72 months. Also, “Social Skills Evaluation Scale/ SSES” was used in the research. In the experiment group, “Art Education Program” was applied about 40 minutes-one hour in three week days for eight weeks in total. As a result of the statistical analysis of the data, it was found that “Art Education Program” applied had an effect in favour of experiment group depending on the mean scores of the children both in experiment and control group with regard to their social skills.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v5i5.2231

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