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This is a pilot study which addresses whether teachers should be taught about visual literacy. A preliminary review of the literature revealed that: (1) prospective teachers need training in the skills and knowledge related to visual literacy if they are to develop such skills and knowledge in their students, and (2) visual literacy is not a common topic in teacher training. Then, a survey was conducted to provide information for further research. The findings indicated that visual literacy as a specific content area is not valued or included in teacher training programs. The respondents rated visual literacy very high, and felt that all aspects of it were of equal and high importance for preparing teachers to be effective in the classroom. Three figures illustrate categories of instructional activities for visual literacy, responses to the query regarding teaching of visual literacy in teacher education programs, and occurrences of a specific visual literacy course versus an integrated approach respectively. (Contains 16 references.) (DGM)

Descriptors: Education Courses, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Pilot Projects, Preservice Teacher Education, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Visual Learning, Visual Literacy











Author: Box, Cecelia A.; Cochenour, John

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=7210&id=ED380059







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