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. 44, No. 3, Spring

Beyond Visual Culture: Seven Statements of Support for Material Culture Studies in Art Education
This article explores and promotes the expanding field of material culture studies as a viable theoretical foundation and practical direction for art education. Challenging the current shifting stance of art education toward accepting a position of visual...
Commentary: Are We Entering a Post-Critical Age in Visual Arts Education?
The current institutional boundaries of the arts are subject to challenge from various quarters. In a similar way the boundaries of school syllabi in the arts are under reconstruction. This commentary lists a number of reasons why it is that the boundaries...
Commentary: Visual Culture, Visual Brain, and (Art) Education
Many art education scholars have argued in recent years that visual culture, as an important cultural phenomenon, is worth addressing in the context of schooling because of its great social impact and relevance to the lives of young people (e.g., Barbosa,...
Editorial: Seeing Visual Culture
Studies in Art Education is "a journal of issues and research in art education," and this edition is a theme issue that explores "visual culture." From an editorial perspective, how might notions of visual culture presented here be best understood? In...
Interpreting Visual Culture as Cultural Narratives in Teachng Education
Although many teachers explore art images with students as a source of personal inspiration for artmaking, they rarely interpret images as visual culture. Such images exist within networks of culturally learned meanings and power relations that surround...
Of Diagrams and Rhizomes: Visual Culture, Contemporary Art, and the Impossibility of Mapping the Content of Art Education
What are the boundaries of art education? Discipline-Based Art Education expanded the content of art education, and now, proposals to move art education toward visual culture promise to further complicate our field. The difficulty encountered in attempting...
Studies of Mass Arts
In this article, I offer a tentative definition of the "mass arts," spawned by mass production and mass marketing for profit. I suggest that images (artifacts, environments, events) created, produced and distributed under these conditions can be regarded...
Wrestling with Angels, Searching for Ghosts: Toward a Critical Pedagogy of Visual Culture
This article examines critical pedagogy and visual culture as transdisciplinary discourses and practices that focus on the realm of the everyday-popular culture-as a site of struggle. Critical pedagogy is explored as a political practice that critiques...