There is great concern in our country regarding educators' teaching methods on visual arts. The present study depicts the position of art education held in the Greek educational system. In particular, we explore preschool educators’ perceptions and views on the visual arts, along with the experiences they provide for young students at school; on further inquiry we attempt to identify the factors that influence teaching methods in visual arts. The sample consisted of 107 early childhood educators from public schools in the northeast suburbs of Athens and our research was conducted via a questionnaire. The results of the data analysis show that teachers have limited knowledge and experience in visual arts teaching and stress the need for training in this area. In addition, they seem to have quite restrictive ideas on art education and its connection to other cognitive areas of the cross curriculum. Consequently, arts’ value is understatement not only in the learning process, but on a contingent collaboration with other cultural carriers, as well.
Full Text: The contemporary Visual Art Education in early childhood. Case study on the attitude and perceptions of teachers in the region of Attica regarding the multifaceted phenomenon of Art.501.25 KB