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1992

Art Education

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Premises, Promises, And A Piece Of Pie: A Social Analysis Of Art In General Education, Tom Anderson Jan 1992

Premises, Promises, And A Piece Of Pie: A Social Analysis Of Art In General Education, Tom Anderson

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

It is argued that advocates of content-based art education and other art educators who are attempting to move art to the political center of general education are struggling against largely unrecognized social realities. The idea is developed that just as the art world occupies a marginal place in the larger society do does art education in the society's educational institutions. The roots of this marginalization are argued to be in contending; particularly the dearly held notions of creativity and originality which are at the heart of the art world, versus acquiescence and conformity which are held most dear within ...


Art Education’S Movement Toward Core Curriculum Membership, Karen A. Hamblen Jan 1992

Art Education’S Movement Toward Core Curriculum Membership, Karen A. Hamblen

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

Art educational at this time provides a unique opportunity to observe and analyze how a field of study presents rationalizations and takes certain actions to acquire some of the more traditional characteristics of general education. The manner in which art testing has been proposed will serve as a specific example of how quantification, accountability, and predictability of learning outcomes are being used to legitimate art study as a discrete discipline with core curriculum status. To examine legitimating characteristics and processes, the following will be discussed: (a) current trends in art education, (b) characteristics of general education, (c) relationships between current ...


Commentary: Media, Environment, And Art: A New Agenda For Art Education, Ron Sylva Jan 1992

Commentary: Media, Environment, And Art: A New Agenda For Art Education, Ron Sylva

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

Much has been written about what an education in art should be for. We might think more about what an education in art should be against. We live in a world where objects, environments, ideas, and feelings are manufactured for, and merchandized to, people defined as consumers rather than citizens, spectators rather than participants, and users rather than doers. Despite the proclaimed democratic ideals of education and the celebrated independence of the artist's vision, art education has contributed little to the education of independent minded, informed, and empowered human beings.


The Nostalgia Of Art Education: Back To The Future, Part 4, Jan Jagodzinski Jan 1992

The Nostalgia Of Art Education: Back To The Future, Part 4, Jan Jagodzinski

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

To write the impossible, which is impossible to write, requires an excessive gesture.