Author Credentials

Sister M. M. de Pazzi Andry, S.S.F.

Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Education of Mentally Handicapped)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Joanne Marie Kliebhan, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Art and mental illness; Mentally ill children--Education


In this paper the writer has shown how recent developments have supplied some interesting and useful approaches toward a theory of the psychology of art as a means of developing skills in the content areas of the curriculum for the Educable Mentally Retarded on the intermediate level. The purpose of the study is to ascertain factors related to the nature of the child; characteristics associated with the conditions of mental retardation; self-development through art, and the correlation of art activities with the units and activities in other subjects. By so doing, the writer feels that the basic needs of the Educable Mentally Retarded will be better satisfied within a regular classroom situation.


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