Curriculum, Culture, and Art Education: Comparative Perspectives / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- State University of New York Press
An international compilation of critical historical case studies of art education that illuminates how cultural knowledge is transmitted through curriculum.
Consisting of international case studies of art education, by scholars in different countries, this book analyzes the translation of cultural knowledge through curriculum policy and practice. Each chapter focuses on historical and cultural influences on educational ideas that have crossed national borders and been transformed in the process. The range of influence is wide and includes popular culture, national politics, and professional goals. The studies illustrate the many ways in which culture and curriculum are intertwined and tell us why we theorize, write policy, and develop curricula as we do.
This book makes clear the importance of both self-consciousness and mutual understanding in a global, professional community. Through analysis of cultural and cross-cultural relationships, the authors reveal vital, but often hidden, national and international interests in education. Students experience curricula through school subjects, and this book illustrates the importance of understanding the deep, socio-cultural character of that experience.
About the Author
Kerry Freedman is Associate Professor of Art Education and Curriculum Studies in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She is coauthor of Transforming Computer Technology and Postmodern Art Education: An Approach to Curriculum.
Fernando Hernandez is Associate Professor of Art Education at the University of Barcelona. He is the coauthor of Knowing the Subject is Not Enough When Teaching; What Does Art Education Mean?; Curriculum Organization through Thematic Projects; Encounters with Art from Anthropology, and Psychology and Pedagogy.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Cultural Histories of a School Subject
Kerry Freedman and Fernando Hernandez
1. Artistic, Cultural, and Political Structures Determining the Educational Direction of the First Japanese Schoolbook on Art in 1871
2. Austalian Visual Arts Education: Long-Standing Tensions between Sociocultural Realities and Governmental Policy
3. Teaching Drawing in Nineteenth-Century CanadaWhy?
F. Graeme Chalmers
4. Framing the Empty Space: Two Examples of the History of Art Education in the Spanish Political Context
5. The Importance of Modern Art and Art Education in the Creation of a National Culture: New York Roots
6. From Art Making to Visual Communication: Swedish Art Education in the Twentieth Century
Staffan Lovgren and Sten-Gosta Karlsson
7. Brazilian Connections between Fine Art and Art Teaching Since the 1920s
Lucimar Bello Pereira Frange
8. Art Education and Social, Political, and Economic Changes in Morocco
Jordi Pinto and Khalid El Bekay
9. From Imperialism to Internationalism: Policy Making in British Art Education, 1853-1944, with Special Reference to the Work of Herbert Read
10. The Child Study Movement and Its Effects on Hungarian Art Education
Andrea Karpati and Emil Gaul
11. Rationales for Art Education in Chilean Schools
Conclusion: A Sociological Framework for International Art Education
About the Contributors