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Freedman, Kerry; Heijnen, Emiel; Kallio-Tavin, Mira; Karpati, Andrea; Papp, Laszlo – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2013
This article is the report of a large-scale, international research project involving focus group interviews of adolescent and young adult members of a variety of self-initiated visual culture groups in five urban areas (Amsterdam, Budapest, Chicago, Helsinki, and Hong Kong). Each group was established by young people around their interests in the…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Art Education, Art Activities, Learning Experience
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Freedman, Kerry – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2007
This article addresses dimensions of contemporary policy that are influencing art teaching and learning. In the light of recent policy, and its challenges to creativity, art educators have been placed in the position where we need to make trouble through a re-definition and extension of professional responsibility. In response to negative impacts…
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Teachers, Activism, Instructional Leadership
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Freedman, Kerry; Congdon, Kristin G. – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2005
This article is based on nearly 25 years of working with and studying folk art and folk artists. While certified art educators and their university teachers may think they are inclusive in their understandings about art and learning processes, generally speaking, they are either unaware or tend to ignore folk artists' ways of understanding the…
Descriptors: Art Teachers, Art Education, Artists, Folk Culture
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Freedman, Kerry; Wood, John – Studies in Art Education, 1999
Focuses on ways in which a group of high school students responded to fine art and other forms of visual culture, such as advertising images, cartoons, and propaganda posters. Discusses three emergent themes in student responses: (1) purposes of imagery; (2) interpretation of images; and (3) relationships among images. (DSK)
Descriptors: Advertising, Art Education, Critical Viewing, Fine Arts
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Freedman, Kerry – Studies in Art Education, 1994
Presents gender issues in the context of a broad definition of art education. Reports on a study of the ability of 115 eighth- and 11th-grade students to assess critically gender stereotypes. Provides five recommendations for dealing with gender issues in the art education curriculum. (CFR)
Descriptors: Advertising, Art Education, Art Teachers, Cultural Context
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Freedman, Kerry – Studies in Art Education, 1987
Describes how art education in the 1940s and 1950s was influenced by national social and political issues. Elaborates on conceptions of good citizenship and the new nationalism and internationalism which were emphasized. Claims this curriculum model withheld from children knowledge of the complexities of art and society. (BSR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art History, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Evaluation
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Freedman, Kerry – Studies in Art Education, 1989
Discusses philanthropy in three parts: (1) development of foundation philanthropy, (2) Andrew Carnegie's vision to "civilize" the United States, (3) historical background and purpose of the Minnesota Owatonna Project. Concludes by stating that there is nothing inherently good or evil about philanthropic bureaucracies, pointing out that…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Art History, Cultural Opportunities