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Koroscik, Judith Smith – Studies in Art Education, 1996
Maintains that the explosion of information technology combined with a cornucopia of new critical approaches places even heavier demands on art teachers and students. Examines some of the cognitive and curricular consequences of these changes. Offers recommendations for guiding future research on art learning and curricular development. (MJP)
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Criticism, Art Education, Art Teachers
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Williams, Betty Lou – Studies in Art Education, 1996
Reports on a follow-up study to an evaluation of art museum education practices from nearly a decade ago. That report criticized museum art education as lacking intellectual rigor and training, institutional support, technical training, and vision. The up-to-date data found some significant improvement but many of the same problems. (MJP)
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Education, Criticism, Educational Quality
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Erickson, Mary – Studies in Art Education, 1994
Reports on a study of 815 elementary and secondary students and adults on the types of evidence referred to in art historical interpretation. Finds that participants referred to four general types of evidence: (1) artist; (2) viewer; (3) culture; and (4) perception. (CFR)
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Criticism, Art Education, Art History
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Wilson, Brent – Studies in Art Education, 1994
Asserts that educational researchers ideally want their interests, values, and assumptions about life and human purpose interwoven with their research themes. Reviews research in art education. Concludes that one topic to study would be the relationship between art education and life. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art Teachers
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Wolcott, Anne – Studies in Art Education, 1996
Criticizes the traditional approach to art education that emphasizes formal properties such as line, color, and shape. Proposes that teachers develop student abilities to go beyond the visual level of artworks and gain access to the complexity of meanings that art possesses. Includes contemporary art examples and corresponding analyses. (MJP)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetic Values, Art Appreciation, Art Criticism
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Hart, Lynn M. – Studies in Art Education, 1991
Discusses formalist/universalist, personal response/ antiformalist, and pluralist approaches to aesthetics. Recommends using a pluralist approach because it accounts for the aesthetic principles of non-Western art forms. Discusses pluralism in art education and how the criteria of Western aesthetics are now being challenged by art educators. (KM)
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art Expression, Art History
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Anderson, Tom – Studies in Art Education, 1993
Proposes a definition of art criticism and claims that art criticism can never be a neutral activity. Examines reasons and provides examples of value orientations. Suggests a method for criticizing art in an educational context. (CFR)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Appreciation, Art Criticism, Art Education
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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
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Stout, Candace Jesse – Studies in Art Education, 1997
Explicates a multicultural approach to art education that enhances critical thinking. Grounds this approach in the philosophical principles of constructivism that emphasize the student's construction of meaning rather than the passive transmission of knowledge from a teacher. Discusses the possibility of multicultural reasoning and its…
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Criticism, Art Education, Constructivism (Learning)