Studies in Art Education

Studies in Art Education is a journal of research in visual art education. Since it was founded in 1959, it is printed quarterly. The journal is published by the National Art Education Association.Subjects for Studies in Art Education include art and art history and education.

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 3, Spring

Crafts, Boys, Ernest Thompson Seton, and the Woodcraft Movement
This article examines early influences on art education for boys (Chalmers & Dancer, 2007) in areas traditionally labeled as crafts. Under review is the work of Ernest Thompson Seton, artist, naturalist, storyteller, author, philosopher, crusader...
Paraprofessionals: Gatekeepers of Authentic Art Production
Paraprofessionals are increasingly utilized in inclusive art classrooms to support the art production of students with disabilities. For this descriptive qualitative study, we observed 18 paraprofessionals across elementary, middle, and high school inclusive...
Scopic Regime Change: The War of Terror, Visual Culture, and Art Education
This study examines visual dimensions and pedagogical repercussions of the war of terror. Iconographies of threat and prophylaxis are explored through a discussion of the actuarial gaze and the terr(or)itorialization of the visual field. Specific visual...
Social/Ecological Caring with Multicultural Picture Books: Placing Pleasure in Art Education
This study explores the concept of finding pleasure in social and ecological caring from the a/r/tographic stance of the author as artist, researcher, and teacher. I combine place-based and visual culture art education with multicultural children's picture...
The Arts and Cultural Sector, Research, and Art Education
Bill Ivey, as chair of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) from 1998 to 2001, eloquently conceptualized the complexities and intersections of the arts and culture in the United States (US). As a folklorist, Ivey's broadbased view of the arts and...
The Magical Quality of Aesthetics: Art Education's Objet a (and the New Math)
Why is aesthetics, as Duncum (2007a) argued, one of the most cherished ideas in art education? Why have so many art educators employed the discourse of aesthetics with faith in its supreme value (Carter, 2008; Eisner, 2006)? Why have some art teachers...
Verge of Collapse: The Pros/thesis of Art Research
This article explores prosthesis as a metaphor of embodiment in art-based research to challenge the Utopian myth of wholeness and normality in art and the human body. Bearing in mind the correspondences between amputated bodies and the cultural dislocations...
Video Games as Reconstructionist Sites of Learning in Art Education
Art education has been in the midst of a transformation shaped by several factors, including changes in contemporary art theories, political and economic factors, and technological developments. Film, music videos, advertisements, video games and other...