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"studies have found"

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joym (joym)
Wed, 4 Nov 1998 19:10:34 -0500


>From time to time references are made to the findings of studies or
research. I think it is very important for us to remember that a single
study, while adding to a larger body of knowledge, should never be taken as
"the" final word on a topic or question. Being an Art Therapist, I must
admit to my ignorance of the academic requirements for teachers. In my
training, any topic worthy of serious interest is also worthy of a
literature review. The recent questions about developmental drawing stages
& also about the applications of various media to certain ages or classroom
behavior problems, would benefit from such reviews. When we look at a range
of studies, and note how they isolate variables & consider things like age,
IQ, diagnosis, media, teaching or therapy techniques, then we get closer to
a true picture of what's happening.

Joy
Art Therapist