In the study, the effect of art education program given to gypsy children on children's creativity was examined. The study group of the study consisted of 51 gypsy children in the 5 to 6 years age group who show normal development and who attend private, official, independent kindergartens and kindergartens in primary schools under the Ministry of National Education in the Doğanlar district of Karatay county of Konya province. Art education program was applied to gypsy children for twelve weeks. When the creative skills scale pretest-posttest mean scores were examined, a significant difference was obtained in each of the drawing and categories sub-dimensions and home and school evaluation scales. There was no significant relationship between the creativity levels of the gypsy children and their post-test scores. A significant difference was found between the ages of the children and the creativity post-test scores. In line with this result, it was observed that the art education program applied to gypsy children has a positive effect on children's creativity.
Key words: Creativity, art education, gypsy, children, preschool education.
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