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The Visual Arts In The Civilization Classroom, Thomas M. Carr Jr. Feb 1983

The Visual Arts In The Civilization Classroom, Thomas M. Carr Jr.

French Language and Literature Papers

Although the visual arts have long been a feature of civilization courses, instructors do not always exploit their full potential. This paper presents a checklist to help teachers identify the relevant aspects of the arts for study. Its goal is to facilitate comprehensive treatment of works of art by focusing on three areas: the aesthetic dimension, the social context, and the artist’s own experience. The checklist is followed by a series of activities which encourage students to integrate the various aspects of the arts while practicing their language skills.


Preface And Table Of Contents Jan 1983

Preface And Table Of Contents

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

Bulletin Number 3 continues the lively exchange of ideas, information, and views about the relationship among art, social and cultural values, and education. The assembled authors provide us with thought-provoking articles on modern art, educational ideology, and curriculum; with vigorous arguments from differing sides of the "elitism versus populism" debate; with socially-oriented reviews of major art education texts; and with an annotated bibliography of relevant study resources.


Art Research And Curriculum To Accomplish Multicultural Goals, Myrna T. Amdursky Jan 1983

Art Research And Curriculum To Accomplish Multicultural Goals, Myrna T. Amdursky

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

If there were no budget constraints, art education would be nice. Most people agree it’s fun to do, and students do enjoy it. But most people also think it's a frill and unnecessary. As thinking art educators, we must address these issues and the concerns of our policy makers. We must definitively respond to the questions of why we spend all that time, effort, and money teaching art.


Modern Fine Art: A Vehicle For Understanding Western Modernity, Karen A. Hamblen Jan 1983

Modern Fine Art: A Vehicle For Understanding Western Modernity, Karen A. Hamblen

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

While art curricula are not without reference to twentieth century fine art, the social significance of modern fine art has been a neglected area of study. The purpose of this paper is to survey and review the model characteristics of modern society and modern fine art. Striking similarities are revealed in such a review which strongly suggest that a study of modern fine art in art education could serve to problematize both the social origins of modern fine art and the values of Western modernity.


Marginal Images: Art And Ideology In The School, Dan Nadaner Jan 1983

Marginal Images: Art And Ideology In The School, Dan Nadaner

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

Art has come to connote something that is eclectic and unpredictable. Art may be concerned with the aesthetic organization of visual elements, or it may defy conventional aesthetics; it may seek to interpret visual experience, or it may interpret psychological phenomenon that have no visual manifestation; it may have significant social content, or it may not. Art defies generalizations about its form, but welcomes more readily a characterization of its spirit. Art is inquiring, open-ended, illuminating, often startling. Art is very close to the central concerns and experiential reality of the artist. While it is increasingly difficult to say what ...


An Annotated Bibliography From Members Of The Caucus On Social Theory, Susan L. Dorsey Jan 1983

An Annotated Bibliography From Members Of The Caucus On Social Theory, Susan L. Dorsey

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

An annotated bibliography from members of the caucus on social theory. A few books are listed by more than one individual; all comments have been included here for the simple reason that another person's view of the same book varies, and can make for enlightening reading.


Socially Relevant Practice In Art, Culture, And Environment, Nancy R. Johnson Jan 1983

Socially Relevant Practice In Art, Culture, And Environment, Nancy R. Johnson

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

What is socially relevant practice? From my perspective, socially relevant practice has to do with making knowledge available to students that enables them to know about social institutions and contexts associated with the visual arts. In other words, the students are provided with experiences that lead them to an understanding of the phenomenon of art in culture and society so that they can assess and decide what their own relationship will be to concepts and objects comprising the visual arts.


A Critique Of Elliot Eisner’S Educating Artistic Vision, John Jagodzinski Jan 1983

A Critique Of Elliot Eisner’S Educating Artistic Vision, John Jagodzinski

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

Educating Artistic Vision is an "old" book written a decade ago. As such there are many aspects in it, I'm sure, Eisner would not accept today. Therefore, the critique is made by keeping his later works, particularly The Educational Imagination (1979), in mind. To begin, Eisner claims that there are two major justifications for the teaching of art, both of which he presents in an either/or fashion. First a contextualist justification is made by claiming that art satisfies social needs. From this perspective, the practice of art must be pragmatic: art as leisure, art as creative thinking, art ...


For Cultural Democracy: A Critique Of Elitism In Art Education, Robert Bersson Jan 1983

For Cultural Democracy: A Critique Of Elitism In Art Education, Robert Bersson

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

After reading a good deal about the Reagan administration’s proposed arts policy, I was a bit shaken to discover a strikingly Reagan-like art education policy espoused in the front pages of the July, 1981 issue of Art Education. Was it possible that the nationwide rise of political and cultural conservatism was finding its way into the ranks of our own profession? Over the years, I had come to know art educators as persons of generally liberal persuasion, but here was philosophy and rhetoric to match the best of the Reagan arts advisors. The article causing my surprise was "Elitism ...


The Journal Of Social Theory In Art Education Jan 1983

The Journal Of Social Theory In Art Education

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

Bulletin Number 3 continues the lively exchange of ideas, information, and views about the relationship among art, social and cultural values, and education. The assembled authors provide us with thought-provoking articles on modern art, educational ideology, and curriculum; with vigorous arguments from differing sides of the "elitism versus populism" debate; with socially-oriented reviews of major art education texts; and with an annotated bibliography of relevant study resources.


Social Relevance In Lowenfeld’S Creative And Mental Growth, Robert J. Saunders Jan 1983

Social Relevance In Lowenfeld’S Creative And Mental Growth, Robert J. Saunders

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

For the sake of this panel presentation, I am defining "social relevance" to mean that aspect of an art education textbook which fosters a growth relationship between the student and his or her social and physical environment. Ten Minutes is not much time to deal with this, either in depth or detail. This entire panel could be spent discussing the varieties of social growth in Lowenfeld's Creative and Mental Growth. I'm sure each of the panelists could say the same about the books they are covering.


Elitism Versus Populism: The Continuing Debate, Ralph A. Smith Jan 1983

Elitism Versus Populism: The Continuing Debate, Ralph A. Smith

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

"Elitism vs. populism" identifies dichotomous stances that are increasingly causing acrimony among those concerned with defining cultural and educational relations. Not surprisingly, the controversy is one of the sundry things touched on by the Rockefeller Commission Report the Humanities in American Life.


Art Activities For The Esl Classroom, Sally Elizabeth Stocking Jan 1983

Art Activities For The Esl Classroom, Sally Elizabeth Stocking

MA TESOL Collection

Teachers often use visual aids in language teaching. In the art activities presented in this paper, students involve themselves in creating their own visual aids, e.g., pictures, collages, and puppets, and use them as a basis for expressing themselves in various language activities. The seventeen art activities in this paper can be used to review specific grammar points, to provide practice in conversation, and to improve writing skills. Designed for intermediate English conversation students, these art activities are intended to involve no more than half of a sixty-minute class period.


Teaching Visual Awareness To General Education Students, Larry Edward Gross Jan 1983

Teaching Visual Awareness To General Education Students, Larry Edward Gross

Dissertations and Theses

The goal of this thesis was to present a teaching method which would demonstrate increased visual awareness in general education college students. The particular approach presented for that purpose was also designed to be of potential benefit to students' total educational experience. To that end sane conditions and specific research were introduced as necessary considerations for the teaching approach and for the role of art education as it pertains to the thesis goal.


Theories And Activities Of Conceptual Artists: An Aesthetic Inquiry, Luise Morton Jan 1983

Theories And Activities Of Conceptual Artists: An Aesthetic Inquiry, Luise Morton

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

No abstract provided.


Arthur Lister: A Critical Analysis Of His Pedagogy In Relation To His Use Of The Project Method In Child-Centered Education, Angela Grigor Jan 1983

Arthur Lister: A Critical Analysis Of His Pedagogy In Relation To His Use Of The Project Method In Child-Centered Education, Angela Grigor

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

No abstract provided.


Works Of Art, Duration And The Beholder, Andrea Fairchild Jan 1983

Works Of Art, Duration And The Beholder, Andrea Fairchild

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

No abstract provided.


An Overview Of The Developmental Stages In Children's Drawings, Jeralyn Hufford Jan 1983

An Overview Of The Developmental Stages In Children's Drawings, Jeralyn Hufford

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

No abstract provided.


Mentor's Introduction, Elizabeth Sacca Jan 1983

Mentor's Introduction, Elizabeth Sacca

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers In Art Education, No. 2.1 1983 Jan 1983

Front Matter, Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers In Art Education, No. 2.1 1983

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

No abstract provided.


Mentor's Introduction, Rex Dorethy Jan 1983

Mentor's Introduction, Rex Dorethy

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

No abstract provided.


The Distribution Of Talent, James Stewart Jan 1983

The Distribution Of Talent, James Stewart

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

No abstract provided.


Mentor's Introduction, James Victoria Jan 1983

Mentor's Introduction, James Victoria

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

No abstract provided.


Comparative Case Studies Of Two Visually Impaired Students And Their Art Experiences In The Public School, Carol Becci Jan 1983

Comparative Case Studies Of Two Visually Impaired Students And Their Art Experiences In The Public School, Carol Becci

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

No abstract provided.


Mentor's Introduction, David Ecker Jan 1983

Mentor's Introduction, David Ecker

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

No abstract provided.


Heideggerian Ontology: A Philosophic Base For Arts And Humanties Education, Dian Fetter Jan 1983

Heideggerian Ontology: A Philosophic Base For Arts And Humanties Education, Dian Fetter

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

No abstract provided.


Mentor's Introduction, Marilyn Zurmuehlen Jan 1983

Mentor's Introduction, Marilyn Zurmuehlen

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

No abstract provided.


How Young Children Construct Meaning In Everyday Situations, Priscilla Fenton Jan 1983

How Young Children Construct Meaning In Everyday Situations, Priscilla Fenton

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

No abstract provided.


Authenticity And Everydayness, Christine Thompson Jan 1983

Authenticity And Everydayness, Christine Thompson

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

No abstract provided.


Mentor's Introduction, Foster Wygant Jan 1983

Mentor's Introduction, Foster Wygant

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education

No abstract provided.