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Rech Penn, Leslie – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2019
In the current climate of state-mandated education standards and assessment that prioritize math and language arts in U.S. schools, drawing, an accessible and/or pleasurable endeavor for a wide variety of children, is undervalued. Although research in art education over the past four decades has shown children's drawing and drawings to be rich…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Childrens Art, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Schulte, Christopher M. – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2019
This article focuses on the drawing practice of Andrew, a 4-year-old boy whose work the author encountered as part of a 12-month ethnographic study of children's drawing in a university-affiliated preschool classroom. The author approaches Andrew's drawing as more-than-human, as a mesh of materials, meanings, properties, and processes in which…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Young Children, Art Expression, Preschool Education
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Kaplan, Heather – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2019
This article draws comparisons between young children's material explorations and the national and global politics surrounding the U.S.--Mexico border in order to theorize early childhood art education and art education curricular approaches, practices, and policies. Border theories of fluidity and new materialist notions of becoming are discussed…
Descriptors: Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Politics
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Carter, Danielle – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2018
Narrative is a necessary element in our lives; we use the tools, techniques, and characteristics of narrative to organize and understand the happenings of life. Artmaking operates within a larger process of knowledge creation. I investigated how preschool children construct knowledge through narrative; I then examined the knowledge constructed as…
Descriptors: Museums, Art Education, Case Studies, Art
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Thompson, Christine Marmé – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2017
Reflecting on two events documented in early childhood art classes as representative narratives of the possible, I present a case for the adoption of a childhood studies perspective in contemporary art education research and teaching. Moving beyond outmoded and unreliable developmental understandings, and becoming aware of the influence of…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Art Education, Art, Early Childhood Education
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Sunday, Kristine E. – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2015
In this article, I consider the changing landscape of art education and explore potential directions for the field to situate itself within the spaces of early childhood education. I position that current understandings of child art and its use in both research and practice in the early childhood classroom are limited by a lack of connection to…
Descriptors: Childrens Art, Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Freehand Drawing
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Patton, Ryan M. – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2014
Games have played an important role in modern educational methodologies. Beginning with the work of luminaries like Froebel, Montessori, and Dewey and continuing through the Cold War, the counter-culture movement of the 1960s and '70s, and into the present day, shifts in educational practice can be traced historically using the lens of games,…
Descriptors: Games, Art Education, Educational History, Cultural Context
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McClure, Marissa – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2013
In this article, I propose that research which focuses on young children's experiences with the interactivity of new media not only furthers findings about young children's digital lives but also enriches the conclusion that children's engagement with artmaking--in general and in traditional ways--is richly complex, affective, and…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Video Technology, Childrens Art, Experience
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Rolling, James Haywood, Jr. – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2012
This article utilizes the story of an art studio project involving 2nd-grade students in a new urban elementary school as they explored and engaged with architectural spaces in their community during their yearlong study of the theme of "Community." The purpose of this writing is to theorize and codify some major tenets of a narrative…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Elementary School Students, Grade 2
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McClure, Marissa – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2011
In this article, I present a reexamination of the myth of inherent creativity in early childhood to elucidate how still-dominant discourses of optimization such as child development, individualism, expression, creativity, and visual realism exert limiting pressures on understandings of the art and visual culture that children consume and create.…
Descriptors: Creativity, Young Children, Childrens Art, Art Expression
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Angelides, Panayiotis; Michaelidou, Antonia – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2009
Research has shown that the study of children's drawings can shed light on certain problems, allowing many invisible sides of children's school life to emerge. Based on the results of that research, this article will study whether the use of drawings, and art in general, could lead to the reduction of social and academic marginalization and to the…
Descriptors: Childrens Art, Cooperation, Group Activities, Art Activities
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Swann, Annette C. – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2008
This article examines how children's construction of relationships in exploring materials helps to explain the constructivist foundations of the Reggio Emilia approach. A quasi-naturalistic study of 12 preschool children, ages 3 and 4 years, individually exploring different kinds of collage papers reveals a range of constructivist categories…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Preschool Children, Reggio Emilia Approach, Art Education
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Toren, Zehava – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2007
This research analyzes the attitudes of teachers, children, and parents toward artwork in Israeli kindergartens and the role this attitude plays in the reproduction theory of social status. This micro-ethnographic field research was carried out in two kindergartens. The teacher and the majority of parents of Kindergarten A concurred with the…
Descriptors: Art Products, Art Activities, Kindergarten, Student Attitudes