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Examining Biases And Prejudices: Implications For Art Education, Shirley Hayes Yokley Jan 2000

Examining Biases And Prejudices: Implications For Art Education, Shirley Hayes Yokley

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

In this paper, I combine an overview of Elisabeth Young-Bruehl’s (1996) socio-psychological examination of group prejudices with a critical examination of artwork by Juan Sánchez to illustrate how issues-based studies of works of art help teachers and students examine and resist biases and prejudices that contribute to oppressive or hegemonic actions.


Seeing Childhood In Art Education, Paul Duncum Jan 2000

Seeing Childhood In Art Education, Paul Duncum

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

Art education theory and practice sees children as constructivist learners, but postmodern theory teaches us to see children with multiple and fragmented identities. Postmodern theory is used to examine childhood as a site of divergent discourses concerned with persistent adult attempts to control both actual children and the concept of childhood. Many alternative conceptions find pictorial form in the mass media, from abused child to nightmarish threat. This paper focuses on the idea of children as rabid consumers. It examines television advertisements aimed at children, especially by McDonald’s, Mattel and Cap Toys. Implications for the classroom as well as ...


Understanding Children's Perspectives: Sixth Graders Talk About Their Art, Christine Mulcahey Dec 1999

Understanding Children's Perspectives: Sixth Graders Talk About Their Art, Christine Mulcahey

Christine Mulcahey

Abstract This exploratory study investigates children's perspectives on artistic representation. Unstructured weekly interviews with a group of sixth graders for ten weeks allowed for a negotiated and shared understanding of children's views. The talk of the children, in relation to a collection of each child's drawings, constitute the primary data for the study. Analysis of interview data suggests three primary themes: categories for understanding, a children's world, and children's talk about art. The children's categories for thinking about ideas and events appear to be flexible and tentative, and to allow for variation and subdivisions ...