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Blandy, Doug; Fenn, John – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2012
Urgency and ambitiousness have characterized the conversation about the serious and significant environmental challenges occurring internationally. Steffen (2006) demonstrated a remarkable breadth of public and private sector constituent groups contributing to the conversation along with possible responses. Architects, landscape architects,…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Art Education, Conservation (Environment), Theory Practice Relationship
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Blandy, Doug – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2011
Art education is a systemic and extensive network within which children, youth, and adults make and learn about material culture. This lecture considers three sites of theory and practice that I see as ascendant in circulating through this network. These sites are sustainability, participatory culture, and performing democracy. I argue that…
Descriptors: Art Education, Democracy, Sustainability, Culture
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Congdon, Kristin G.; Blandy, Doug – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2005
In this article, we explore changing definitions of kitsch and simultaneously examine the relevance of kitsch to contemporary society. Using a number of examples, including a focus on kitsch related to September 11, 2001, we explore the current popularity of kitsch in society. We analyze the growth and influence of kitsch in everyday life and in…
Descriptors: Art Education, Popular Culture, Cultural Pluralism, Art History
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Blandy, Doug; Congdon, Kristin G.; Krug, Don H. – Studies in Art Education, 1998
Aims to foster among art educators and students an awareness of how many contemporary artists are promoting ecological restoration. Grounds these artists' work historically, and discusses its view of humanity as interconnected with nature. Offers suggestions for involving art educators and students in ecological theory and artistic creation. (DSK)
Descriptors: Art Education, Curriculum Development, Ecology, Educational Principles
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Blandy, Doug; Congdon, Kristin G. – Studies in Art Education, 1988
Describes an exhibit which identified a community based aesthetic and the presentation of that aesthetic in a gallery setting (Bowling Green, Ohio). A questionnaire was used to help report the exhibition's objective. Findings suggest many approaches to both content and methodologies can be effectively used in the field of art education.…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Art, Art Expression, Community Involvement
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Blandy, Doug – Studies in Art Education, 1991
Outlines a brief history of the relationship between people experiencing disabilities and art education. Discusses the emergence of a sociopolitical orientation. Shows how that orientation can better inform research in art education. Proposes additional contributions that art educators can make to this civil rights movement. (KM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Therapy, Communication Disorders, Disabilities
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Blandy, Doug; Congdon, Kristin G. – Studies in Art Education, 1997
Briefly discusses some of the recent developments in the on-going controversy concerning pornography and the arts. Argues that much of the mainstream press coverage merely sensationalizes incidents (e.g., "Time" magazine's cover story on cyberporn and the furor over Calvin Klein advertisements) and encourages polarized opinions. (MJP)
Descriptors: Art Education, Current Events, Debate, Higher Education
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Blandy, Doug – Studies in Art Education, 1993
Provides a rationale for establishing art education programs for mentally retarded adults. Suggests that community-based programs can be set up in museums, senior citizen centers, libraries, universities, and recreation centers. Includes recommendations for future research on this topic. (CFR)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Art Education, Art Therapy
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Blandy, Doug; Congdon, Kristin G. – Studies in Art Education, 1990
Maintains that visual images of people contribute to how people perceive themselves and others. Explores ramifications of this under social conditions where pornography is evident and accessible. Examines definitions of pornography. Applies critical theory to art education, stressing that art educators should identify and critically study artworks…
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Criticism, Art Education, Art History