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I would also appreciate it if you have not already done so, to fill in
this quick survey by September 15th 1998. All responses will be
anonymous. A topical issue, controversial and highly fascinating. Thank
you so much for your time and consideration of these issues. Regards,
I am a Teacher/Parent of _________(age/grade/subject) child/children.
1) How much time during a school week would you estimate a 5-8 year old
student spends colouring-in?
*less than 1hr *1-4hrs *5-10hrs *more
2)In which key Learning areas are students most likely to colour-in?
Visual art, Drama, Dance, Music, English,
Personal development/health/physical education,
H.S.I.E (Social Studies), Science and Technology.
3)For what reasons do people use colouring-in in each Key Learning Area?
Science and Technology:
Personal development/Health/Physical education:
H.S.I.E - Social studies:
4)Comment on these statements:
"When you have finished the work, colour-in the pictures."
"If you have nothing to do, come and get this colouring-in sheet."
"Wow, what terrific colouring, neat and in the lines. That looks great!"
"Colour two apples red, colour five bananas yellow."
5)In what ways may colouring-in effect drawing ability?
6)What learning, occurs as a result of engaging in colouring-in?
7)Comment on the use of colouring-in in the early years of schooling.
8) What is your opinion of parents providing colouring-in to their
children at home?
9)Other points you wish to make about colouring-in:
I wish to thank you very sincerely for your interest and participation
in this study. Regards, Katie Allen
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