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Jeffers, Carol S. – Studies in Art Education, 1993
Reports on a survey of 122 elementary art education methods instructors in the United States and Canada. Finds that methods courses focus on one of three general areas: (1) those that focus on art itself; (2) those that focus on pedagogical issues; or (3) those that focus on the non-art major preservice teacher. (CFR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Teachers, Course Content, Education Courses
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Bresler, Liora – Studies in Art Education, 1994
Reports on a three-year ethnographic study of the visual arts curriculum in three elementary schools. Finds three distinct orientations: (1) the rote, teacher-centered orientation; (2) the open-ended, student-centered orientation; and (3) the higher order, cognitive orientation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Teachers, Class Organization, Classroom Environment
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Mims, Sandra Kay; Lankford, E. Louis – Studies in Art Education, 1995
Maintains that time and money are significant variables affecting the way art is taught. Reports on a survey of elementary art teachers. Finds that the teachers perceive themselves to be undervalued, have little planning time, and are provided with limited budgets to achieve educational objectives. (CFR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development